Jonathan Tamari, Philly Inquirer

Jonathan Tamari

Philly Inquirer

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Recent articles by Jonathan:

High-stakes lawsuits could shape who votes and how ballots are counted in November

There’s growing attention to how elections are run and how the system can change outcomes. Not to mention the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

The most important Pennsylvania congressional races used to be in the Philly suburbs. Not anymore.

For years, the fight for congressional seats in Pennsylvania has centered on the moderate Philadelphia suburbs. But now attention has shifted to newly contested regions of the state. → Read More

America’s twin crises are highlighting Trump’s biggest weaknesses

With crises of public health and racial reckoning engulfing the country, and millions unemployed, a series of polls show Americans don’t trust Trump to lead the way through. → Read More

Democrats hope Joe Biden’s VP choice can help him win Pa. But who can do that?

The killing of George Floyd and the ensuring protests have elevated race and racism in the presidential campaign, amplifying calls among some Pennsylvania Democrats to nominate a woman of color. → Read More

Pennsylvania’s primary election results are finally in. Here’s what they mean for November.

A surprisingly robust Democratic showing was fueled by a surge of voting by mail in the last statewide contest before November’s general election, when the state could determine the presidency. → Read More

Coronavirus politics are getting trickier for New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

While Murphy saw a huge surge in support for the early stages of his coronavirus response, there are growing signs of tension as people tire of strict rules, other states open up, and the summer beckons. → Read More

‘I owe a debt.’ Sen. Cory Booker, son of civil rights activists, leads push for police reform

Booker built his presidential run on addressing issues of racial inequality,but he gained little traction. Now, those same issues are at the center of the national debate, and Booker is one of the key figures in Congress' push to overhaul policing laws. → Read More

In Philadelphia speech, Joe Biden accuses Trump of ‘accelerating’ divisions, vows racial reconciliation

Speaking at City Hall, Joe Biden expressed sympathy for protesters that offered a sharp contrast to President Donald Trump's approach to the crises converging on the country. → Read More

Pa. 2020 primary election live updates: Polls open amid coronavirus, George Floyd protests

The election is taking place against the backdrop of two overlapping crises: the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests and civil unrest over the death of George Floyd. → Read More

What we’re watching for in Tuesday’s unprecedented Pennsylvania primary election

Pennsylvanians are voting Tuesday in an atmosphere with few precedents — if any. Here's what we'll be watching. → Read More

Days before the Pa. primary, Democrats and progressive groups continue push for more time to vote by mail

The cases, all opposed by Republicans, could scramble the rules just days before people are set to cast their votes in Pennsylvania's primary. → Read More

Sen. Pat Toomey, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick to weigh in against Philadelphia supervised injection site

The two GOP lawmakers are throwing the weight of their offices into a court case that could become a national landmark. → Read More

Trump says in Pa. visit that it’s time to start ‘opening up’ the state

Trump used a trip to Pennsylvania to renew his push for the state begin lifting restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as new data showed more than a quarter of the state’s workforce has field for unemployment benefits. → Read More

Most people support coronavirus lockdowns. But Trump is fighting them as he comes to Pa.

With President Donald Trump prioritizing a rapid economic rebound as the key to the country’s revival and his own political fate, the fraught debate over when to loosen coronavirus restrictions is taking on increasingly partisan hues, including in Pennsylvania. → Read More

Trump says Pennsylvanians ‘want their freedom now’ as potential Pa. visit looms this week

Trump’s tweet and possible visit comes as a debate rages about whether states should move more quickly to restart economic activity, or if the health risks are too great. → Read More

Trump says Pennsylvanians ‘want their freedom now’ as potential Pa. visit looms this week

Trump’s tweet and possible visit comes as a debate rages about whether states should move more quickly to restart economic activity, or if the health risks are too great. → Read More

Long drives, no staff and facemasks: the Senate returns as most of D.C. remains in lockdown

Lawmakers and aides returned to work in Washington, D.C. as the district faces a still rising tide of coroanvirus cases and as non-essential workers remain under orders to stay home. → Read More

Pa.’s four congresswomen will campaign for Joe Biden as he faces pressure on sexual assault accusation

Pressure has been growing on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to personally address the years-old accusation by a former aide. → Read More

Trump, Biden and their allies are spending millions on Pennsylvania airwaves, but not in Philly

The Philadelphia media market is by far the most expensive in Pennsylvania, and includes many viewers from New Jersey and Delaware. → Read More

Pat Toomey for governor? As he weighs in on Pa. coronavirus plans, insiders see a marker for the future

Sen. Pat Toomey's plan to reopen Pennsylvania's economy “was a pretty clear smoke signal” as insiders speculate about whether he may run for governor, one Republican said. → Read More