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John L. Micek

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Recent articles by John L:

John Micek | Trump’s re-election campaign faces major problems

If you cover enough of President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies – and I’ve covered a bunch – you know you can count on a few things. The pre-show soundtrack will be played at ear-split… → Read More

Nothing pro-family about influential conservative council

Nothing pro-family about influential conservative council → Read More

What 2 Republicans tell us about today's GOP

An award-winning political journalist, John L. Micek is Editor-in-Chief of The Pennsylvania Capital-Star in Harrisburg, Pa. Email him at jmicek@penncapital-star.com and follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek. Read or Share this story: → Read More

America the melting pot? Not so fast.

An award-winning political journalist, John L. Micek is Editor-in-Chief of The Pennsylvania Capital-Star in Harrisburg, Pa. Email him at jmicek@penncapital-star.com and follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek.Read or Share this story: → Read More

The front line in the abortion fight is closer than you think

The front line in the abortion fight is closer than you think → Read More

Trump makes predatory lending great again

Here's another reminder that, when it comes to the Trump administration, it's more important to watch what the White House does, rather than what it says. The payday lending industry scored a huge win this when the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed to weaken Obama-administration rules governing an industry that makes its money by exploiting people in desperate financial straits.… → Read More

Trump makes predatory lending great again

Here's another reminder that, when it comes to the Trump administration, it's more important to watch what the White House does, rather than what it says. An award-winning political journalist, John L. Micek is Editor-in-Chief of The Pennsylvania Capital-Star in Harrisburg, Pa. Email him at jmicek@penncapital-star.com and follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek.Read or Share this story: → Read More

Trump's fake photos mask a larger truth

An award-winning political journalist, John L. Micek is Editor-in-Chief of The Pennsylvania Capital-Star in Harrisburg, Pa. Email him at jmicek@penncapital-star.com and follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek. Read or Share this story: → Read More

What would Thomas Jefferson think of the government shutdown?

Column by John L. Micek about founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, and the government shutdown → Read More

Pelosi gives Trump an important civics lesson

Column by John L. Micek on President Trump, likely House Speaker Pelosi → Read More

Will Trump listen to Lindsey Graham?

What got into Lindsey Graham? Maybe it was the wave of nostalgia for an old school Washington brought on by the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush last week. Or maybe it was the collective yearning for a simpler time when American presidents could walk 250 yards across the street to Blair House instead of taking a preposterous motorcade. Whatever it was, it was nice to see the… → Read More

Bush-appointed judge credits Roberts for standing up to Trump

Bush-appointed judge credits Roberts for standing up to Trump → Read More

You didn’t lose the Amazon lottery, you dodged a bullet

So what do Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., have that your city or state doesn’t? Well, everything, as it turns out. Or at least enough to beat 18 other finalists to land Amazon’s so-called “HQ2,” an economic development prize so huge it was supposed to create tens of thousands of new jobs, generate billions in tax revenue and, I’m pretty sure, guarantee overnight delivery for… → Read More

A break from the political grind, one album at a time

A friend who works in campaigns recently joked that there ought to be a mandatory, two-week respite from any kind of political talk immediately after Election Day. Fighting a bad cold and exhausted from what had turned out to be 20 days straight of galloping around the state behind candidates and their campaigns, the idea of a blackout on any sort of political talk had an undeniable appeal.… → Read More

Spending my childhood with Stan Lee

On Sunday afternoons in the late 1970s and early 1980s, long after 11 a.m. mass had finished, my cousin and I would head down the street to a little convenience store, hard against the Berlin Turnpike, that sold milk, bread, snacks, sundries, and, most important of all — comic books. We’d let ourselves in, the bell hanging on top of the door jingling, the traffic still echoing in our ears in the… → Read More

Control of the House runs through Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. — It’s a Wednesday night in October, three weeks before Election Day, and Mike Kelly is onstage at the Erie Insurance Coliseum, home of the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters, where he finds himself playing a familiar role. Salesman. The veteran car dealer and four-term Republican congressman is relentlessly pitching what he says is a record of GOP achievement on Capitol Hill to an… → Read More

Scott Wagner to Gov. Tom Wolf: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'

Wagner, of York County, made his remarks in a video posted to his campaign's official Facebook page on Friday. → Read More

‘Self-made’ Trump was a millionaire in elementary school

Back in October 2016, when asked to explain how it was that then-candidate Donald Trump managed to overcome his fantastic wealth and connect with lunch-pail voters in Rust Belt America, Vanity Fair contributing editor Fran Lebowitz came up with an aphorism to beat a campaign filled with aphorisms. “He’s a poor person’s idea of a rich person,” Lebowitz said at the time. “They see him. They think,… → Read More

Kavanaugh wasn't on trial; he was interviewing to work for us

Remember that time you got due process in a job interview? Me neither. Time and again last week, as the excruciating drama surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh unfolded before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the phrase "due process" was batted around so much, and with such abandon, that it was in danger of looking like the remnants of a piñata after a Beltway prep… → Read More

Trump voters aren’t liking the rest of the ticket

Despite Trump the younger’s optimistic predictions, Pennsylvania Republicans face significant headwinds this fall. → Read More