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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: Political reform remains elusive POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Political reform remains elusive
1 week ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
To address both corruption and reform in the same article about Pennsylvania presents a certain linguistic irony. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Apathy undermines electoral system POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Apathy undermines electoral system
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
What is the biggest problem facing America today? Certainly, there is a long litany to choose from: foreign wars, corrupt politicians, out-of-control spending, a dysfunctional Congress, educational inequities, a broken political process, uncontrolled gun violence — the list goes on. [Read More]
POLITICALLY  UNCORRECTED: Two years, two men, two elections POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Two years, two men, two elections
5 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
He had never held an elective office; yet, he won the Democratic primary against formidable opposition, even though he was not endorsed by his own political party. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: A Romney redux? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: A Romney redux?
11 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Is Mitt Romney becoming the once and future GOP nominee for president? Six months ago such a question might have been met with a polite smile or an elevated eyebrow. But no longer! [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Give 'em hell, Tom POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Give 'em hell, Tom
12 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
“Running against Harrisburg” is a popular strategy. Most modern gubernatorial candidates seeking a first term, including incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett, have “run against Harrisburg.” [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: Corbett's last stand Politically Uncorrected: Corbett's last stand
14 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
16 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
17 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
19 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
23 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]
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