No surprise: Civility and trust down nationally since November

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, July 3, 2017 The chart below is from “Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down” by Jessica Taylor,, July 3, 2017. It would be interesting to have figures for Chester County. It would be a good bet, though, that residents here […]

New York Times visits West Chester

excerpt from Trip Gabriel, “Email Issue Only Hardens Political Views in Philadelphia Suburbs,” New York Times, 7/7/16 …Holly Brown, 70, a retiree who owned a clothing and gift store in West Chester, supports Mrs. Clinton and said the furor over her use of a private email server was overblown. “I think there’s a lot of […]

Chester County to play critical role in presidential election

By Chris Jessen, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, August 6, 2012 3:42 pm WASHINGTON – Politics in West Chester, Pa., can be summed up by looking at its mayor. Carolyn Comitta is the borough’s first woman mayor, but what she is most proud of is that she is also its first bipartisan mayor. She won the Democratic […]