This is obstruction of justice — WC resident to Sen. Toomey

Dear Senator Toomey: “I hope you can let this go.” When the President says this to the FBI Director, it is obstruction of Justice. The Republican Party now stands for principles that are utterly antithetical to Democracy: bald-faced lying (Sessions); intolerance (the President, Sessions); undermining the Constitution (McConnell); voting rights manipulation (the entire Party); the […]

Toomey: Gun control moderate with an NRA A rating?

Letter sent to the Phila Inquirer 10/31/16 Pat Toomey on gun control is as phony as a 3 dollar bill (Inquirer, 10/31). Even as he writes legislation to provide more background checks, Toomey cut the budget of the FBI and ATF, to provide the criminal background database, that would make such background checks more accurate […]

Joe Sestak to supporters, 4/27/16

I write this with a thoughtful soul knowing I can never do justice to people who believed in me by a simple note of “thanks.” Your belief in me, tangible in time, effort, and money invested in me, will be the most cherished memory I will keep from my time in politics. And that memory […]

A Note on the Local Use of Political Power in this Primary Season

by Lawrence Davidson We know that in many cases political power corrupts. In the American political system some of the signs of corruption are: 1. A demand for obedience to the party or a party leader rather than the needs of the democratic electorate. One can actually see signs of this distortion if one notes […]