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Here’s what happens when political bubbles collide | Opinion

BY: - September 6, 2019

When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.

Meet the Pa. congressman who blew up Twitter after calling Trump hardliner Stephen Miller a ‘scumbag’

BY: - April 21, 2019

The Philadelphia Democrat isn't known for rocking boat - unless you get him angry. Then it's game on.

Facebook post calling for Pelosi, Schumer to ‘be shot’ seen on Democratic Pa. mayor’s account

BY: - March 6, 2019

A post on a Facebook page that belongs to the Democratic mayor of a Lackawanna County borough called for several prominent elected officials to “be shot” because of their support for abortion access. Old Forge Mayor Robert Legg’s Facebook account is private and cannot be accessed by the Capital-Star. A screenshot of the post, dated […]

GOP state House candidate Scavo apologizes for anti-Muslim Facebook posts

BY: - March 1, 2019

Frank Scavo, a Lackawanna County school board chair, businessman, and Republican candidate for state House, apologized this week for posting anti-Muslim statements on his personal Facebook page. A review of Scavo’s social media from March 2018 to the present by the Pennsylvania Capital-Star revealed he posted anti-Muslim scaremongering and shared an unsubstantiated Clinton conspiracy theory. READ […]

Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t have a fave superhero, but he did love “Classics Illustrated” — which explains so much

BY: - February 27, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf held an Q&A session on Instagram on Wednesday. And while it lacked the intensity of … say … the Watergate hearings, there were a few surprise glimpses into the psyche of Pennsylvania’s chief executive. For one, the session did settle the “Debate We Didn’t Even Know We Were Having” over whether Wolf […]

Republican state House candidate shared Clinton conspiracy theory on Facebook

BY: - February 25, 2019

*Editor’s Note: Future Now’s director of research is Aaron Kleinman, not Aaron Kleiner. The Republican candidate for a state House seat outside Scranton shared a conspiratorial post on social media referencing debunked and unsubstantiated claims of child abuse and murder by the Clintons. Frank Scavo, a school board president, shared the post to Facebook on […]