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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: Katie's time in '16 Senate race POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Katie's time in '16 Senate race
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The jury is still out on that old chestnut and may continue to be out indefinitely. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania death penalty lingers on POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania death penalty lingers on
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Today it's pensions, liquor privatization and educational funding. These white-hot issues pervade the policy debate in Pennsylvania, sucking so much political oxygen out of the air that other issues seem virtually invisible. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Will Pa. vote matter in 2016? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Will Pa. vote matter in 2016?
5 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s been a long 40 years! Not since 1976 has Pennsylvania really mattered in a presidential primary for either major party. This irrelevance has not been caused by competing presidential candidates simply snubbing state voters — nor from any decline in the state’s political clout. [Read More]
Politically uncorrected: Good, bad, ugly for Pa. budget Politically uncorrected: Good, bad, ugly for Pa. budget
7 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
June, that most beautiful of months, is associated with some of life’s larger pleasures: the beginning of summer, annual vacations, school graduations, Father’s Day, June brides — and, of course, state budgets. Pennsylvania law requires the budget to be adopted by June 30. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Santorum's stealth candidacy POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Santorum's stealth candidacy
8 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It was quite a run. Since 1968, the Republican presidential nominee has been an incumbent president, incumbent vice president, a former vice president, son of a president or the runner-up in the previous presidential primary. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate
10 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa, is running for his first re-election since his victory in 2010, probably against Democrat Joe Sestak. It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. [Read More]
Commentary: Kane part of a bigger problem Commentary: Kane part of a bigger problem
12 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general, is having some bad days. A year ago she was the toast of state politics, in 2012 becoming the first women and first Democrat to win the office. These days she looks more like toast herself as she struggles to hold on to that office. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Voting vs. merit picks for judges POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Voting vs. merit picks for judges
16 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Theory and practice are often at odds — no more so perhaps than in American government. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: RIP: The school property tax POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: RIP: The school property tax
18 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Governors propose and legislatures dispose. That particular political adage could be one that Tom Wolf, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, might ponder as he begins the likely lengthy process of steering his budget and tax proposals through the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: Battle lines form on Wolf budget Politically Uncorrected: Battle lines form on Wolf budget
21 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” Gov. Tom Wolf’s new budget with its imposing array of new taxes promises to determine exactly how much Pennsylvanians are willing to pay for a civilized society. [Read More]
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