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Republican Judicial Districting: An Existential Threat to Pennsylvania Democracy

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Protect Our Representative Democracy — Stop The GOP Attack on the PA Courts

Representative democracy in Pennsylvania is under attack. This week, on a straight party-line vote, Republican senators passed a constitutional...

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The Folmer Redistricting Commission: Neither Independent Nor Nonpartisan

Both the political class in Harrisburg and the progressive community around the state are focused today on the redistricting...

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The Folmer Redistricting Commission: Neither Independent Nor Nonpartisan

Update Monday June 11, 11:00 am Some advocacy groups are supporting an omnibus amendment from Senator Folmer and others....

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How to Fix Legislative Districting in Pennsylvania (Without Making Things Worse)

We at the PBPC have been very critical of the effort to pass SB22, a constitutional amendment to change...

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The Budget Our Democracy Deserves

Many of the ideas in this post are components of PBPC’s recently-released “Fair Share Tax Proposal for Pennsylvania.” The...

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Reflections on the Election and the White Working Class…and Some Links Worth Reading

Like many of you, I’ve spent the last 10 days reflecting on the Presidential election and devouring countless commentaries....

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Advice for the Voting Booth: Consider Who Will Support the Agenda to Raise Pennsylvania’s Pay?

The day before the election, Pennsylvanians who go to the polls tomorrow have one last chance to consider the...

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Professional Wrestling and the Donald’s Popularity

Our friend Charlie Bacas shared a link to “This French Philosopher is the Only One Who Can Explain the...

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Report Ranks Pa. 23rd Among States, Gives It C+ Grade, for Status of Women

A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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This Price Is Right — About Reducing CEO Pay So Companies Can Pay More to Their Lowest Paid

No, not Keystone Research Center labor economist Mark Price. Dan Price. CEO and owner of Gravity Payments, a credit...

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Pittsburgh: One of America’s New Laboratories of Democracy

UPDATED My colleague Diana Polson brought my attention to Harold Meyerson’s new story in The American Prospect highlighting Pittsburgh...

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