Why should YOU vote on Tuesday?

Thank you to all who voted in the exciting November election, when Democratic candidates won 4 countywide offices for the first time ever, giving us a much more politically balanced County government. And now: Why should YOU vote in the May 15 primary election? To help choose Dem candidates. Long-serving Chesco Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, known […]

When people vote…

It would take a book to detail Washington’s tragic turn, since January 2017, toward racism, classism, bellicosity, isolationism, jeopardy to our relations with long-standing allies, indifference to the daily-life needs of Americans, and just plain incompetence (with agency heads moving in and out at record speed). But the moral is: When people vote, ultimately the […]

Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map, rejecting Republican challenge

Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map, rejecting Republican challenge by Jonathan Lai & Liz Navratil, Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/19/18 [Good! All Chester County is definitively within one district, PA-06, in line with the anti-gerrymandering principle.] HARRISBURG — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the new congressional map imposed by the […]

The Avengers

Our Chrissy Houlahan   Politics nation A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office Charlotte Alter @charlottealter Jan. 18, 2018 One year ago, millions of women protested in the streets. Now there are more women running for office than ever before. Erin Zwiener returned to Texas to settle […]

Yes, Virginia, there is a US Congress but…

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, December 25, 2017 Dear Virginia and friends, It has come to our attention that you may be wondering if there is a United States Congress. “Why,” some of you are asking, “Should we believe in you when you don’t bring us any presents or do anything […]

Dianne Herrin elected mayor of West Chester

By Bill Rettew Jr., Daily Local News, 11/07/17 WEST CHESTER >> Energy efficiency consultant Dianne Herrin overwhelmingly defeated Realtor Tommy Ciccarone Jr. in Tuesday’s election and will become the borough’s next mayor. With all but one precinct counted, Herrin, a Democrat, collected 1,863 votes, or 72 percent of the vote, while Republican Ciccarone finished with […]

Three competing for West Chester mayor

By Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, 5/11/17 WEST CHESTER >> Three mayoral candidates are listed on the May 16 primary election ballot. All are Democrats. No Republican has announced a run. A Republican could still establish a write-in campaign prior to the November election. Dianne Herrin, Kyle Hudson and Cassandra Jones all hope to replace […]