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This photo of Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) talking to young African-American children while WEARING A GODDAMN BULLETPROOF VEST may be the: WORST. PHOTO-OP. EVER. While it would be easy to assume the picture was photoshopped or otherwise altered, it appears on Perry’s official website. The level of political tone-deafness needed to think posting a photo... Read More
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One of the cardinal rules for Thanksgiving dinner in recent years is to avoid talking about politics at family gatherings. In fact, the concept of the racist Drunk Uncle is now equally identifiable with Thanksgiving as cranberry sauce, with the common denominator being that nobody wants to put either of them anywhere near their mouth.... Read More
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Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki is by definition an event of global political importance, but Trump’s demand that the two men meet without anyone else in the room is shocking even by Trump’s standards. The inexplicable affinity Trump has undeniably demonstrated for Putin raises eyebrows in of itself; add... Read More
So here’s an interesting twist. With the release of the new Congressional Map by the PA Supreme Court earlier today, much of the old 18th District is now the new 14th District. There are two interesting exceptions- neither Rick Saccone or Conor Lamb actually live in the new 14th District, where they are running to... Read More
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Just days before nominating petitions are about to begin to circulate, the PA Supreme Court today unveiled the much-awaited map of the state’s eighteen Congressional Districts in response to the Court’s recent ruling on partisan political gerrymandering. Here is the new map: This map, which will be in effect for the Primary Election on May... Read More
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With millions of dollars being spent and no shortage of national media attention in advance of┬áthe┬áMarch 13 Special Election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, it appears the last thing the candidates want to do is actually let the contest be decided by issues. That would be crazy, right? I mean, who gets elected by telling... Read More
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The Republican Field Now that the dust has settled on the Tim Murphy scandal (and the ink is dry on his resignation from Congress), the hunt is officially on to replace him in the 18th Congressional District. As part of our long-form project, 18th in ’18: Congressional Clusterf*ck, we are going to provide in-depth analysis... Read More
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American Exceptionalism, a phrase coined by Alexis de Tocqueville nearly two centuries ago, refers to independence, strength, and superiority of the American experiment. Well, at least that’s what it used to mean. These days, American Exceptionalism means you get to be a dick whenever you want because… ‘Murica. Not only do you get to be... Read More