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Along with many Pennsylvanians, I was astounded upon learning that the state secretary of health, Dr. Rachel Levine, was nominated to serve in the new Biden administration.

“The creation of Upper Allegheny Health System in 2009 enhanced the ability of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital to respond to the challenges of today’s healthcare en…

Inaugural addresses are meant to be aspirational, so President Joe Biden might as well have doubled down on his call for unity in his address.

It was a thing of beauty: a light blue, shining sky, a magnificent hymn, a powerful benediction, poetry, patriotic music and a speech in which President Joseph Biden called first and foremost …

Once again, the COVID-19 health message is getting muddled. Even as officials and scientists urge the public to get vaccinated, they warn that after vaccination, we’ll still have to go on isol…

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health unveiled a website to help move along the COVID-19 vaccination process.

President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democ…

Poor Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister must have been relieved to be done with President Donald Trump, only to learn that Joe Biden plans to tell Canada to pound sand as one of his f…

Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrived in the White House Wednesday thanks to two unappreciated assets: He is 78 years old, and he has been a politician for more than 50 years. Those qualifications may b…

Whatever one thinks of the national news media, it seems clear that their insistence on reporting every detail of what President Trump has said or done (or tweeted) over the last four years ha…

Lawmakers have had a key priority in the last nine months: to stimulate the American economy and provide relief to citizens facing the worst public health and economic disaster of the generation.

When Joe Biden is inaugurated today as the 46th president of the United States, he’ll face a nation torn by deep political and social divisions, and a coronavirus pandemic that has killed almo…

After Donald Trump was elected in 2016, I wrote that the most important task for people — particularly those disconcerted by his election (as I was) — was to focus on the things closer to home.

The right to protest is embedded in our Constitution as part of the amendment that came and is first.

President-elect Joe Biden plans to address a joint session of Congress in February to press for his aggressive $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal. But in the meantime, the course of the pa…

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers swept through Hong Kong on Jan. 6, arresting 53 residents under Beijing’s new national security law. Those detained could face up to life in prison for…

On Wednesday, the Biden administration will enter the Oval Office in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, with the Democrats in control of both houses of Congress, which means that big…

This year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes less than two weeks after a violent white mob, inspired by entrenched racism and dressed up in Christian symbolism, attacked America…

The most recent COVID-19 relief package extended an 11th-hour national moratorium on evictions for certain tenants until Jan. 31. That announcement arrived as thousands of residents in Pennsyl…

We recently had many of our Republican representatives and senators coming out to condemn the recent coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol.

President Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested — he plowed his plane into the ground.

Joe Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 80,000 votes. State and federal officials confirm that there was no evidence of voter fraud and called the 2020 presidential election the “most secure i…

Raise your hand if you are exhausted from the incessant political turmoil that continues to unfold in the United States. While almost everyone is hoping for a quieter 2021, experience tells us…

Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he leaves office.

The idea of having an independent citizens commission draw the congressional and legislative districts in Pennsylvania has died many deaths in the Republican-controlled Legislature, but lawmak…

Among the amazing scenes in our Capitol during the failed insurrection of Jan. 6, few were more remarkable than a brief speech by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, of Georgia, shortly after Congress reconvened.

Georgia’s Senate runoff race offers important lessons for political campaigns around the country on old school, grassroots organizing of voters. Democrats flipped two seats in the historically…

Judge Merrick Garland is the right person at the right time to be President Joe Biden’s attorney general.