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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: Death from a thousand paper cuts POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Death from a thousand paper cuts
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
The historic scope of Tom Corbett’s loss on Tuesday must be understood to place it in any meaningful perspective. In losing to Democrat Tom Wolf, he became the first Pennsylvania governor in 40 years to fail to win re-election. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: One day, many elections on Tuesday POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: One day, many elections on Tuesday
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
How many gubernatorial elections will Pennsylvania hold on Tuesday? A trick question? Yes, sort of — but the question reveals an important and too little recognized characteristic of state elections. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control?
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Think things can’t get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility? [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Political reform remains elusive POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Political reform remains elusive
6 weeks 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
8 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
10 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?
15 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
17 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
18 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
21 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]
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