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August 30th Playbook

The DCCC is targeting Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in a new billboard ad. Here is the Playbook. 

 

Exclusive: DCCC Targets Fitzpatrick in Billboard: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee billboard, located on I-95/I-295 northbound near Exit 40, will be up for two weeks.

August 27th Ups and Downs: A victory is scored for criminal justice advocates, an F&M poll shows Lt. Gov. John Fetterman with an advantage in the Democratic Senate primary, plus a former Phillie gets into a Twitter fight with a Lehigh Valley state Rep. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

‘EXPLAINER: Will an election ‘audit’ happen in Pennsylvania?’: The Associated Press reports that “nearly 10 months after last year’s election, Pennsylvania’s state lawmakers can seemingly no longer avoid pressure to mount an Arizona-style “audit” of the 2020 election, stoked by former President Donald Trump’s persistent and baseless claims that the election was rigged against him,” while the AP “takes a closer look at what is going on.”

‘Pa.’s legislative leaders wield extraordinary power, and the audit fight proves it’: Spotlight PA reports that “the ongoing story of the explosive yet still mysterious feud between Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R., Centre) and state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R., Franklin) over how to conduct a forensic audit of last year’s election in Pennsylvania has been making headlines nationally since it burst into public view last week. But underlying that story is a lesser-known one about far-reaching powers that come with being in one of the top legislative leadership posts in Pennsylvania.”

‘Pa. Sen. Cris Dush talks about election review, his doubts of the vote count and how Donald Trump ‘is watching’’: PennLive reports that “the Republican senator tapped to take over an “Arizona-style” audit of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential election says there’s potential for his investigation to expand across the state.”

‘Mask and vaccine mandates have broad support, polls show. But some Pa. Republicans are campaigning against them.’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “as governments, universities, and private employers around the country impose new masking and vaccine requirements to contain the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Pennsylvania Republicans eyeing statewide office are pushing back against what they call overreach.”

‘Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “a progressive, first-term state senator has called for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt evictions in the commonwealth, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium Thursday evening on landlords removing tenants from their homes during the pandemic.”

‘Pa. Democrats pitch Biden’s plan to invest billions in roads, bridges and other projects’: PennLive reports that “President Joe Biden is banking on a $1 trillion infrastructure package as a key way to help America recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and Democrats in Pennsylvania are hoping to see it happen.”

‘With Afghans set to arrive, Wolf says Pa. is ready to be a ‘welcoming home’ for refugees’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “a week after President Joe Biden said he had no regrets about ending the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said the commonwealth is ready and willing to support Afghan refugees.”

‘Capital-Star Q+A: 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star talks with Jason Richey, an Allegheny County resident and partner at Pittsburgh’s K&L Gates law firm, about his campaign for the GOP nomination for Governor. 

‘In a rare bipartisan move, Pa. legislators decry planned change in Medicaid gatekeeper’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Democrats and Republicans in Harrisburg don’t agree on much, but this week at a joint hearing held by four committees, they were united in their dismay over a Wolf administration effort to change who conducts physical assessments of elderly and disabled Pennsylvania residents when they apply for at-home services under Medicaid.

‘Sen. Casey wants to work around Senate filibuster as Dems face roadblocks on voting rights, immigration, guns’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Sen. Bob Casey “said he is pressing for Democrats to change Senate rules to advance bills unilaterally, if necessary.”

‘Sen. Casey Discusses Afghanistan, Listens On Local Issues’: According to the Times Observer, Sen. Bob Casey was in Warren on Thursday and “spoke with county leaders and then spent about an hour at a Warren County Democratic Party function at the DeFrees Pavilion at Betts Park.”

Garrity Talks with ABC27: Treasurer Stacy Garrity joined “This Week in Pennsylvania” on ABC27 to discuss her “military service and how she feels about Afghanistan, as well as the unclaimed property updates and the American Rescue Plan money.”

‘Benninghoff urges return to pride in having freedom’: Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre) “visited The Sentinel Wednesday for a wide-ranging discussion, but the overriding theme was about freedom.”

‘Ag Sect’y Redding: Education, school programs will cultivate the ‘next generation’ of ag workers’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “speaking to reporters from Hill Top Academy, a K-12 school operated by the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, in suburban Harrisburg on Friday, state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said his agency’s Farm-to-School program is not only providing access to fresh, local produce, but is giving students access to “early agriculture education opportunities,” that include gardening and local produce options at lunch.”

‘With Hispanics now making up a majority of Allentown residents, political hopefuls try to build the community’s political clout’: The Allentown Morning Call reports that despite Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy’s “near miss” in the Democratic Party primary for Allentown Mayor, “local political observers believe Allentown’s growing Hispanic population will soon achieve the political breakthrough for which many have been looking.”

‘NEPA’s D.C. delegation weighs in on Kabul attack’: The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader lists the “statements released by members of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation regarding Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in Afghanistan.”

‘Philly welcomes over 500 Afghan evacuees, and more are coming soon’: WHYY reports that “hundreds of evacuees have made it to Philadelphia as part of a mission to welcome people fleeing Afghanistan in the wake of the United State’s withdrawal from the country and the Taliban’s near-immediate takeover.”

‘State Dept. recommends Pittsburgh among 19 U.S. cities for Afghan allies to resettle’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “the U.S. State Department has recommended Pittsburgh, among 19 American cities, as a place for Afghans fleeing the Taliban takeover of their country to be resettled.”

‘Allegheny County exec Rich Fitzgerald submits countywide paid sick leave bill’: Pittsburgh City Paper reports that “after vetoing a paid sick leave bill earlier this year, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has introduced a new paid sick leave bill that would provide all workers who don’t already have adequate paid sick time off in Allegheny County some paid sick days.”

‘Activists Protest U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Evictions’: WESA reports that “a small group of protesters gathered Saturday night in Pittsburgh to speak against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow evictions to resume across the country, blocking President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.”

‘Philly officials assessing impact of state legislature ending Wolf’s opioid disaster declaration’: KYW Newsradio reports that “Philadelphia officials are still taking stock of what impact the end of Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration will have on the city. However, they’re hoping reforms made during the declaration will be permanent.”

‘Rally for voting rights on Public Square’: The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that “a group of voting rights advocates rallied in Public Square” in Wilkes-Barre “on Saturday, the anniversary of perhaps the most famous civil rights event in American history.”

‘Allentown, Lehigh County look to expand crisis response program in 2022’: The Allentown Morning Call reports that “fifteen months after the murder of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests over policing in America, Lehigh County and Allentown are expanding a program in which police refer people in crisis to social workers and aid programs.”

‘Former Reading Mayor Joseph Kuzminski passes away’: The Reading Eagle reports that “former Mayor Joseph P. Kuzminski passed away Thursday. He was 94 years old.” 

‘Study finds Pittsburgh ranks highly among most educated U.S. cities’: The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that “Pittsburgh ranked 14th among the most-educated midsize cities in the nation and ranked near the top 10% nationwide, according to a ranking by HireAHelper LLC.”

‘NEPA Purple Heart recipient fighting for Afghan translator’s rescue’: The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports that “as Thursday’s bloody and chaotic scenes in Afghanistan unfolded a world away, Earl Granville remained focused on a goal that has preoccupied him in recent weeks. The Purple Heart recipient, who lost a leg following a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2008, is working to rescue the Afghan translator who helped save his life 13 years ago.”

‘East Cocalico Twp. man pleads not guilty in Jan. 6 insurrection case’: LNP | LancasterOnline reports that “East Cocalico Township’s former recreation board chairman has formally pleaded not guilty to charges related to the Jan. 6 assault at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.”

‘‘I have faith in what I cannot imagine’: Philadelphia Cubans on the hope, stress of island protests’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Philadelphia’s Cuban community is small but the voices are loud as they organize demonstrations and urge elected officials to help their homeland after the July 11 island-wide protests.”

‘How is enforcement of Philly’s mask mandate going? The city can’t say.’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Philadelphia has received at least 102 complaints since the latest mask mandate took effect this month, but city officials aren’t tracking inspections or violations.”

‘Allegheny County Seeking Poll Workers For Municipal Election’: KDKA reports that “Allegheny County is seeking poll workers for the 2021 municipal election on Nov. 2.”

 

Harrisburg & DC   
AP: EXPLAINER: Will an election ‘audit’ happen in Pennsylvania? 
AP: 500-plus evacuated from Afghanistan arrive in Philadelphia
Spotlight PA: Pa.’s legislative leaders wield extraordinary power, and the audit fight proves it 
Spotlight PA: You’re invited! A free panel on how Pennsylvania can keep people in addiction recovery safe
Spotlight PA: Your questions about climbing COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania, answered
Patriot News: Pa. Sen. Cris Dush talks about election review, his doubts of the vote count and how Donald Trump ‘is watching’
Patriot News: Pa. Democrats pitch Biden’s plan to invest billions in roads, bridges and other projects
Patriot News: Pittsburgh recommended as destination for Afghan refugees: report
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: With Afghans set to arrive, Wolf says Pa. is ready to be a ‘welcoming home’ for refugees 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Capital-Star Q+A: 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘It’s going to happen expeditiously.’ What to know about the newly restructured election probe 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Ag Sect’y Redding: Education, school programs will cultivate the ‘next generation’ of ag workers 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Here’s how much you’re spending to send your kids back to school | The Numbers Racket 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Feds expand Pell Grant program for prisoners working on college degrees in Pa., other states 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: DCNR celebrates Franklin Kury, Pa. Environmental Rights Amendment | Five for the Weekend
Inquirer: Mask and vaccine mandates have broad support, polls show. But some Pa. Republicans are campaigning against them.
Inquirer: In a rare bipartisan move, Pa. legislators decry planned change in Medicaid gatekeeper
Inquirer: ‘Insulting and dumb.’ That’s how a nursing home manager labeled criticism of Pa.’s new staffing proposal
Post-Gazette: Sen. Casey wants to work around Senate filibuster as Dems face roadblocks on voting rights, immigration, guns
ABC27: This Week in Pennsylvania: August 29 Pt. 2
ABC27: This Week in Pennsylvania: August 29 Pt. 3
Morning Call: Pennsylvania citizens head to Afghanistan airport Friday to attempt escape amid tear gas, fear of attacks
KDKA: State Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Allowing Teens To Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent
KDKA: As Debate Over Masks Continues In Schools, Parents Turn To PA Cyber
KDKA: Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Will Expire On September 5
LNP | LancasterOnline: PA hunting 2021-22 season opens Sept. 1; many changes facing hunters this year
LNP | LancasterOnline: Are dirt bikes legal on Pennsylvania streets? It depends
StateImpactPA: Study finds drilling wastewater not usually best option for road treatment
KYW Newsradio: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise in Pennsylvania
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania commission ends ‘prison gerrymandering’
The Hill: After census, states move to count prisoners at home

 

Philadelphia 
WHYY Newsworks: Philly welcomes over 500 Afghan evacuees, and more are coming soon 
KYW Newsradio: Philly officials assessing impact of state legislature ending Wolf’s opioid disaster declaration
KYW Newsradio: UPDATE: Hundreds of Afghan evacuees arrive at Philadelphia International Airport
KYW Newsradio: ‘Productive’ talks between Philadelphia school district, unions could spill over into September, Hite says
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia Housing Authority requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all employees
KYW Newsradio: SEPTA increasing service, offering discount on weekly passes
Inquirer: Afghan evacuees begin arriving in Philly as supporters rally and plead for those left behind
Inquirer: Afghan evacuees arrive at Philly airport; area officials promise a ‘safe haven’ 
Inquirer: ‘I have faith in what I cannot imagine’: Philadelphia Cubans on the hope, stress of island protests
Inquirer: How is enforcement of Philly’s mask mandate going? The city can’t say. 
Inquirer: How to help Afghan refugees: Where you can volunteer, donate, and more in Philadelphia 
Inquirer: Dangling the chance to win cash prizes does not boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, Penn study finds
Inquirer: More people are getting COVID-19 tests around Philly as delta spreads and worry rises
Billy Penn: Scenes from the Philly airport welcoming center for Afghan evacuees
Billy Penn: An abbreviated tale of Smedley D. Butler, the ‘fighting Quaker’ recruited to overthrow President Roosevelt
Billy Penn: Philly’s COVID curves: Regularly updated stats on testing and hospitalizations
Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia superintendent discusses COVID-19 protocols for upcoming school year 
Philly Voice: PHL to be the second U.S. airport to receive Afghan evacuees
Delaware Valley Journal: Philadelphia Free Library Pulls Web Posts After Complaints of Anti-Israel Bias 
Philadelphia Business Journal: These are the 10 best employers in Pennsylvania, according to Forbes
Philadelphia Business Journal: Diverse Philadelphia-area business leaders weigh in on the region’s biggest barriers to inclusion

 

SEPA
Delaware Valley Journal: DelVal Towns Slowly Developing Plans to Spend Stimulus Funds
Delaware Valley Journal: DelVal Dem to Propose Minor Consent Vax Law
Daily Local News: Three COVID programs expiring this week
Bucks County Courier Times: When a 100-year flood devastated Bucks, no FEMA disaster aid came. Wolf urges feds to lower threshold for help
Inquirer: Central Bucks parents sue after school board votes against mask mandate
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery Bar Association recommends 2 judges for retention
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County adds 308 new coronavirus cases over two days

 

Pittsburgh 
KDKA: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Joins 59 Cities Worldwide Ready To ‘Immediately’ Welcome Afghan Refugees
KDKA: Allegheny County Seeking Poll Workers For Municipal Election
KDKA: After U.S. Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium, Leaders Remind People Rental Assistance Money Is Still Available
KDKA: Pittsburgh Organization Helps Refugees From Afghanistan Find Comfort
KDKA: Local Afghan Expert Predicts Uncertain Future For Afghanistan
KDKA: State Dept. Recommends Pittsburgh As U.S. Destination For Afghan Refugees
KDKA: ‘The Residents Should Be A Priority:’ South Side Residents Hoping City Will Listen To Their Concerns
KDKA: 911th Airlift Wing Helping Evacuation Efforts In Afghanistan
KDKA: Monessen Council Votes To Move City Hall Due To Mold Issues
KDKA: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Health Department Reports 271 New Cases, 1 Additional Death
City Paper: Allegheny County exec Rich Fitzgerald submits countywide paid sick leave bill
City Paper: Now Hiring: Graphic Designer, Bike Mechanic, Director of Marketing, and more job openings this week in Pittsburgh
WESA: Activists Protest U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Evictions
WESA: 911th Airlift Wing Joins Operation to Evacuate Kabul Airport
WESA: What Are The Most And Least Vaccinated Neighborhoods In Allegheny County? We Have A Map
WESA: Witnesses Dispute Aspects of Developer’s Plans For Amazon Center In Churchill
Post-Gazette: State Dept. recommends Pittsburgh among 19 U.S. cities for Afghan allies to resettle
Post-Gazette: Officials disappointed but not surprised some communities stuck with lowest vaccination rates
Post-Gazette: ‘Everything’s on the table’: Pittsburgh Public Schools board to continue review of Hamlet ethics violations next week
Post-Gazette: The federal ban on evictions may be struck down, but landlords in Allegheny County have another deadline
Post-Gazette: Group rallies to protest eviction ruling
Post-Gazette: School leaders aim for in-person instruction as COVID concerns linger into new year
Pittsburgh Business Times: County sick-leave bill to go to council Aug. 31
Pittsburgh Business Times: Study finds Pittsburgh ranks highly among most educated U.S. cities
Pittsburgh Business Times: Covid-19 hospitalizations, ICU use jump in Pennsylvania over past week
WTAE: Pittsburgh organization ‘Hello Neighbor’ lends support to Afghan families
WTAE: COVID-19 transmission levels in Pennsylvania by county

 

SWPA 
Beaver County Times: Activists tell energy department to rein in regional ethane production
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa Council receives traffic petition city from residents
Observer-Reporter: Judge denies injunction in Peters Township mask mandate case
Observer-Reporter: EPA bans use of pesticide linked to learning disabilities, ADHD
Altoona Mirror: Local officials talk opioid overdoses
Altoona Mirror: All local counties in high range
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for Aug. 20-26
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pennsylvania reports 3,509 COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations rising

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: NEPA’s D.C. delegation weighs in on Kabul attack
The Times Leader: NEPA Purple Heart recipient fighting for Afghan translator’s rescue
The Times Leader: Wilkes gets part of $1.1 million grant for climate change study
The Times Leader: Cartwright announces $1.7M for WB/Scranton International Airport
The Times Leader: Luzerne County’s pollutant-reduction plan unveiled
The Times Leader: Need for Duryea levee clearance presented to Luzerne County Council
The Times Leader: State continues combating litter — urges public to stop unsightly practice
The Times Leader: 92 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday; 2,899 statewide
The Times Leader: Pittston ZIP code posts second highest increase in COVID-19 for the week
Citizens Voice: New state redistricting policy could impact Jackson Twp. and the county
Citizens Voice: Rally for voting rights on Public Square
Citizens Voice: Wilkes University awarded grant for climate change research
Citizens Voice: Cartwright announces $1.7M for airport
Citizens Voice: Local officials bracing for remnants of Ida
Citizens Voice: Back to school with new COVID-19 contact-tracing and quarantine protocols
Citizens Voice: 92 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday
Times-Tribune: Rally for voting rights on Public Square
Times-Tribune: Cartwright announces $1.7M for airport
Times-Tribune: Community groups rally for vaccine education, distribution
Times-Tribune: NEPA region adds 171 COVID-19 cases, one death

 

South Central 
LNP | LancasterOnline: East Cocalico Twp. man pleads not guilty in Jan. 6 insurrection case
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster agencies prepare to welcome Afghan refugees
LNP | LancasterOnline: Evictions in Lancaster County proceed after Supreme Court ruling
LNP | LancasterOnline: Here’s how many COVID-19 cases were reported at Lancaster County schools this week
York Daily Record: Nursing shortages post-pandemic, one predicts: ‘It’s going to be a national crisis’
York Dispatch: York City to offer second round of COVID business grants
Carlisle Sentinel: 2021 Welcome to Cumberland County: Midstate local government at a glance
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 101 new COVID-19 cases for Cumberland County Sunday

 

Lehigh Valley      
WFMZ: Joseph Kuzminski, former Reading mayor, councilor, dies
WFMZ: Lehigh County expanding pilot program with Allentown police in effort to connect the community to mental health, housing resources 
WFMZ: Schools get ready to implement mask policies as kids return to class 
Morning Call: With Hispanics now making up a majority of Allentown residents, political hopefuls try to build the community’s political clout
Morning Call: Allentown, Lehigh County look to expand crisis response program in 2022
Express Times: Weekly Pa. COVID update: Delta surge at highest point yet as schools reopen; hospitalizations up 265% since Aug. 1
Reading Eagle: Former Reading Mayor Joseph Kuzminski passes away
Reading Eagle: Comparing state and CDC accounting of Berks County COVID cases

 

North by Northwest
The Lewistown Sentinel: Benninghoff urges return to pride in having freedom
Erie Times-News: Stormwater line failure costs Erie $575K, puts focus on proposed fixes
Erie Times-News: After PA Supreme Court decision, county’s chief judge reaffirms terms in Domitrovich order
Erie Times-News: Erie hospitals saw 60% spike in COVID-19 admissions last week
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Clinton County Commissioner encourages attendance at banner ceremony
Times-Observer: Sen. Casey Discusses Afghanistan, Listens On Local Issues
Centre Daily Times: Centre County is in the high level of community transmission as COVID-19 cases increase

 

Opinion  
Tracy Pennycuick: Biden Failed US
Jessica Benham: It’s long past time we stopped treating healthcare like a privilege
Mark S. Singel: We’re not asking for extraordinary heroism, just common decency to save lives 
Jim Kenney and William R. Hite: Parents of Philly school kids: You might qualify for free internet access through PHL ConnectED 
Larry Platt: Leadership Malpractice 
Peter Schorr: Pa.’s emergency declaration is over. The opioid epidemic isn’t. We have more work to do
Salena Zito: Summer camp’s great awakening
Hunter Tower: Pennsylvania teachers’ union facing a membership crisis of its own making 
Kim Stolfer: Why Pennsylvania gun owners shouldn’t need a license to conceal carry
Wendell W. Young: Why employers must mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for workers
Keshia Williams: Nursing home reform needs to cross the finish line 
John L. Micek: SCOTUS eviction ruling increases pressure to dole out rental aid money | Monday Morning Coffee
John L. Micek: After flash floods, Wolf calls on feds to lower thresholds for assistance | Friday Morning Coffee 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A Pa. election audit will change nothing. It’s time to move on
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Don’t skip childhood immunizations
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Facebook, more than mere dominance
PennLive Editorial Board: The Harrisburg School District gets an A in science and in protecting kids from COVID-19 
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: US service members killed in Kabul gave their last full measure of devotion to helping Americans and Afghans escape from the Taliban
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Problems at Lancaster County Prison are a microcosm of what pandemic has wrought
Joe McClure: Harrisburg City Beautiful movement enhanced Capitol Park at expense of Old 8th Ward
Paul Muschick: Why Allentown’s new Hays Elementary School is such a big deal
Keshia Morris Desir: An end to sinister prison gerrymandering is a racial justice victory 
Becky Bennett: Across the Divide: To preserve rural culture, rural Americans must reclaim their core values
David M. Shribman: Biden is already writing his legacy
Kennedy Holt: Abolish the police doesn’t mean allowing a lawless society 
Keith C. Burris: Brother age
Barbara Rudiak: Many reasons to love the South Side
Jack Freed: There’s no excuse to remain in Afghanistan any longer 
Dan Seydor: You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it 
Chris Kelly: A patriot’s family lost in translation
Mark Powell: HOLY COW! HISTORY: Meet Sallie, The Civil War Vet and West Chester Native
Jen Leary: My fellow firefighters dishonor our oath by skipping COVID vaccine 
Jo Bitzer: Bullies don’t belong in our legislature 
Lloyd E. Sheaffer: Because we are involved in mankind . . . Wear a mask 
Michael Coard: Five things you didn’t know about slavery’s birth 402 years ago 
Christine Flowers: Tragedy in Afghanistan is a call to action
James R. Zimmerman: Honoring veterans means stopping wars like the one in Afghanistan 
Devon Powers: Returning to Temple’s campus makes me terrified we’ve learned nothing from COVID 
Shayla Amenra: Philly teacher: ‘I don’t know if I can make it through this year’ 
Dick Polman: A powerful pummeling of Trump’s hack MAGA lawyers
John Cole: … Another word for nothing left to lose – but your kids’ lives | Editorial Cartoon
Inez Stepman: On This Equality Day, Consider What Equality Between Men and Women Actually Means
Ken Pierich: We need to be making plans for the COVID booster shots now 
Nancy Eshelman: Here’s one lesson kids learn early: If it’s packaged, good luck opening it 
Margee Kooistra: We must combat the climate crisis 
Karen Sykes: Families need quality child care 
Kimball Shinkoskey: Ben Franklin came to regret his hesitancy to vaccinate his son

August 30th, 2021 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “August 30th Playbook”

  1. Same Old Same Old says:

    Republicans are firm on these bogus “forensic audits” that is about to be conducted in Pa. How could Sen Casey work around that in bypassing the filibuster for the voting rights bill? John Lewis Bill will live changing the filibuster or collapse not changing the filibuster.

  2. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Sometimes there is baggage when you inherit a political position from your brother, Fitzpatrick.

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