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G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG

POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: This column is jointly authored by Dr. G. Terry Madonna and Dr. Michael Young. Madonna is a professor of public affairs and Franklin & Marshall College, and Young is a former professor of politics and public affairs at Penn State University and managing partner of Michael Young Strategic Research.

Articles by G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG

Politically Uncorrected: Corbett's last stand Politically Uncorrected: Corbett's last stand
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s a trite but true political aphorism: “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” If you’re a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you “sit,” it’s hard to see Gov. Tom Corbett's budget action as anything but a last-gasp effort to change perceptions of his leadership. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The real question about state budget POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The real question about state budget
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
People are asking lots of good questions lately about Pennsylvania’s proposed 2014/2015 budget. But few are raising what may be the most urgent question of all: Why are state revenues down this year — more than a half billion dollars amid a national economic recovery? [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The Rodney Dangerfield office POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The Rodney Dangerfield office
5 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase “I don’t get no respect,” was never lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home — the lieutenant governor’s office doesn’t get much respect, either. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Tom Wolf's real opponent in election POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Tom Wolf's real opponent in election
7 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Newly nominated Democrat Tom Wolf thinks he is running against Republican incumbent Tom Corbett for Pennsylvania governor. And he is. But he is also running against history — a lot of it — all predicting that Wolf won’t defeat Corbett in the fall. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's D-Day POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's D-Day
11 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
D-day, June 6, 1944, was the never-to-be-forgotten day allied forces launched the crucial Normandy invasion that ultimately defeated Hitler and ended World War II in Europe. In fact, this year we commemorate the 70-year anniversary of that epic contest. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Will Election 2014 be a good start? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Will Election 2014 be a good start?
14 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Still more than a month away, the hotly contested Democratic primary is finally moving into high gear. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The other race for governor POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The other race for governor
16 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It may surprise some to hear that not one but two gubernatorial campaigns are under way in the Keystone state. One of them, of course, is the red hot Democratic race now featuring four candidates, anyone of which could win the primary, and all of whom would be formidable nominees in the fall. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Race for lieutenant governor matters POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Race for lieutenant governor matters
18 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Normally, primary contests for lieutenant governor are quiet affairs, given little thought by voters and not much more by party leaders. It’s not that candidates don’t lust after the nomination. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Game changer or game over? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Game changer or game over?
21 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Is he a game changer or is his game merely over? After the late entry of Jack Wagner, no question looms larger, at the moment, in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's evolving governor POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's evolving governor
23 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Opponents call it “flip-flopping,” but “changing positions” might be a more neutral description. Regardless, either term is about as popular with practicing politicians as term limits and root canals. [Read More]
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