Here’s how to end the stalemate over the civil justice window for abuse survivors | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2023

Lawmakers are still fighting needlessly. Gov. Josh Shapiro can -- and should -- put it on the November ballot.


To really fix Harrisburg we need to fix the Pa. Constitution | Patrick Beaty

BY: - January 27, 2023

As Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi said, 'Harrisburg is broken.' Fixing it will require long-term solutions. 

Outgoing Pa. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghfoff, R-Centre (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

Rolling the dice on redistricting was a bad bet for Pa. House Republicans | Opinion

BY: - November 26, 2022

GOP leaders’ refusal to engage on redistricting reform helps to explain their stunning loss of power.


How far will Pa. Republicans go to limit constitutional rights? | Opinion

BY: - July 13, 2022

We should expect the GOP to continue its assault on the Pennsylvania Constitution.  


Adult victims of child sex abuse deserve a fair shot at justice | Patrick Beaty

BY: - May 19, 2022

Asking voters to decide unrelated questions on the same ballot places victims’ hopes at risk.


Confessions of a participation trophy liberal – and what it tells you about Pa. politics | Opinion

BY: - April 6, 2022

Compromise and bipartisanship is out the window in the Pa. General Assembly. We need a better dialogue.


The Pa. Constitution belongs to all of us. Not one political party | Patrick Beaty

BY: - March 9, 2022

By Patrick Beaty Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution declares the fundamental rights of all Commonwealth citizens and defines in many respects the relationship between them and their elected representatives. Among the rights reserved to the people themselves is “the inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as […]


Pennsylvania’s Congressional redistricting process has failed again | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2022

But there’s hope for reform if our state Supreme Court is willing to try something new.


Pennsylvania Republicans are planning a redistricting redo in time for the 2024 election | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2022

Power is everything, and almost nothing is out of bounds in pursuit of power - even amending the state Constitution.


The Pa. GOP’s attack on executive power is an undemocratic attack on our system | Opinion

BY: - November 25, 2021

Pennsylvania Republicans are planning ahead for the Shapiro administration.