January 21st Playbook

A liberal group aims to boost turnout in key districts in the state, while a few more incumbents announce that they are not seeking another term in the state House. Here is the Playbook. 

January 17th Ups & Downs: Voters in the state Senate’s 48th District elected a new state Senate, Google offers an apology to Pittsburgh, plus the SDCC hires a new Executive Director. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Liberal Group Aims to Boost Democratic Turnout in Key PA Districts: Progressive Turnout Project plans on opening seven field offices throughout the state in May that will overlap with the Congressional districts held by Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks), Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny), Scott Perry (R-York), and Susan Wild (D-Lehigh).

Gisele Fetterman Endorses Warren for President: Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman announced on Friday her endorsement of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for President. 

PA1: Fitzpatrick Hosts Fundraiser with Karl Rove: According to Levittown Now’s Tom Sofield, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) hosted a fundraiser with former George W. Bush White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, last week. 

PA8: FreedomWorks for America Endorses Daniels: FreedomWorks for America, a group that describes itself as “over 6 million Americans who are passionate about promoting free markets and individual liberty,” announced their endorsement of Teddy Daniels for the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District.

PA10: DePasquale To Host Town Hall Meeting: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the 10th Congressional District, will be hosting a town hall on Tuesday evening in York. It will be DePasquale’s second town hall during his bid for Congress. 

PA1: IAFF Local 4837 Endorses Fitzpatrick: Bensalem Career Firefighters Association (IAFF) Local 4837 endorsed Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) in his reelection bid for the 1st Congressional District. 

PA8: McCarthy Endorses Granville: House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced his endorsement for Earl Granville for the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District. 

Suzanne Beimiller Named Deputy Policy Director for Bloomberg: Suzanne Beimiller, former political aide for former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, will serve as Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign’s Deputy Policy Director, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jonathan Tamari and Claudia Vargas. 

Legislative Election Update: 

HD-152: First reported by the Northeast Times, state Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) announced that he will not seek reelection in November. Murt, who was first elected in 2006, won his most recent reelection bid in 2018 by 10 points over Democrat Daryl Boling. 

HD-127: State Rep. Tom Caltagirone (D-Berks) announced that he will retire at the end of his current term. Caltagirone, who is serving his 22nd term in the state House, won his most recent reelection bid in 2018 over Republican Vincent Gagliardo Jr. by 59 points

SD-49: Julie Slomski, former Chief of Staff for state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) and former region director for Gov. Tom Wolf, announced her intentions to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the seat held by state Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie). Laughlin bested incumbent state Sen. Sean Wiley (D-Erie) by 7 points in 2016.

SD-17: Linda Fields, who is one of several Democrats primarying state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery), rolled out several union endorsements including AFSCME District Council 33, District 1199c NUCHHE AFSCME AFL-CIO, International Longshoremen Association Local 1291, International Association of Machinists Local 1776 and the Transportation Workers Union Local 234. Leach defeated Republican Brian Gondek by 27 points in his most recent reelection bid in 2016

HD-36: Heather Kass, a Democrat seeking her party’s nomination for the state House seat held by state Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny) who is retiring at the end of his current term, is facing backlash for a series of controversial Facebook posts she made in the past 5 years that “appear to be pro-Donald Trump, unsympathetic and angry toward those on public assistance, pro-gun and unsympathetic toward opioid addicts,” the Pittsburgh Current reports. Kass and Jessica Benham, a disability-rights activist and community organizer, are currently the two Democrats seeking the seat. Readshaw ran unopposed in his most recent reelection bid in 2018.

HD-199: Janelle Kayla Crossley, who has had a 35-year career in facility management, 25 of those for health care facilities, announced her intentions to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the seat held by state Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland). According to a release from Crossley’s campaign, it is believed that she will be the first openly transgender female candidate for state elected office in Pennsylvania. Gleim defeated Democrat Joseph McGinnis Jr. by 19 points in 2018 for the seat. 

HD-30: Marco Attisano, a U.S. Navy veteran, former prosecutor, and small business owner seeking the Democratic Party nomination, announced that he has hired Allison Stein as his campaign’s Political Director and Ben Forstate as Field & Data Director. The seat is held by state Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny), who bested Democrat Betsy Monroe by 4.5 points for the seat in 2018. 

Harrisburg & DC   
AP: GOP eyes shakeup of Pennsylvania’s Democratic-majority court
AP: PA governor to follow through on plan to close state prison 
AP: Pennsylvania state universities offer retirement incentive
WESA: PA House Dems Attempt To Force A Vote On Package Of Health Care Bills  
Spotlight PA and York Dispatch: Groups are skirting Pa. law intended to protect children from abuse in wake of Penn State scandal
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pipeline politics put Chester County incumbents in peril
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Suburban Philly Republican Rep. Tom Murt not running for reelection
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: 44-year House veteran Caltagirone to retire at end of term
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa., 13 states sue to stop Trump food stamps cuts, report 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Meet 6 LGBTQ Pennsylvanians working to improve the commonwealth
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘The stakes have never been higher,’ Planned Parenthood boss says of 2020 battleground push 
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s presidential election could be too close to call for days because of a new law
Inquirer: Pa. groups report Virginia gun rights rally was ‘extremely peaceful,’ despite concern
Inquirer: A Pennsylvania lawmaker who won despite a sexual harassment allegation won’t seek reelection again
Inquirer: Supreme Court to weigh Pennsylvania, N.J. challenge to Trump efforts to roll back birth control mandate
PLSReporter: Amid decreasing prison population and pushback from lawmakers, Wolf to move forward with closing SCI Retreat
PLSReporter: The list of legislative retirements is growing. Here’s who won’t be running for re-election to the General Assembly in 2020.
PLSReporter: 5 bills to watch for the week of January 21 
PLSReporter: Did You Get The Memo? Public sector unions, bullying prevention and property tax relief
PLSReporter: House passes “substance monitoring” bill 
PLSReporter: HDPC discusses Pre-K reimbursement rates, staff wages
PLSReporter: Gov. Tom Wolf disperses PASmart grants to Pittsburgh districts
Fox News: Pro-life groups readying massive grassroots efforts ahead of 2020 elections
Fox News: Trade deals, Trump impeachment trial showcase ‘Washington whiplash’ at its finest
Fox News: Delbert Africa, Philadelphia MOVE group member linked to cop’s death, released after 42 years
Fox News: Pennsylvania schools turning to ‘cyber snow days’ on bad weather days
Fox News: Supreme Court to hear ‘faithless elector’ case ahead of 2020 presidential election
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. officials swing hammers on MLK Day to drum up 2020 census turnout 
StateImpactPA: Sunoco fined $2 million for Mariner East spills in Raystown Lake
StateImpactPA: Future of PES refinery could be decided Friday behind closed doors
StateImpactPA: Allegheny County issues nearly $800K in fines for Clairton Coke Works violations
Philly Voice: Gov. Wolf, Pennsylvania officials award $1 million to 36 schools to combat on-campus sexual violence
Patriot News: Former Gov. Tom Ridge reflects on becoming Pa.’s chief executive 25 years ago: ‘I loved being the gov’
Patriot News: Berks legislator to retire, ending as the longest-serving state representative in Pa. history 
Patriot News: Don’t have time to run out to buy a Powerball or Mega Millions ticket? No worries. You can now buy it online 
Patriot News: These were the 11 largest layoffs in Pa. in 2019: UPMC Pinnacle, Musser’s Market and more
Patriot News: Caged bear controversy: ‘PETA didn’t win’ says Pa. sportsmen’s club 
Patriot News: Pa. lieutenant gov: How dare NJ say it has better cheesesteaks than Philly 
Patriot News: Former PEMA director, who led responses to several major flooding events, dead at 71
The Hill: Anti-abortion group reveals $52M budget to help Trump, Senate Republicans in battleground states
The Hill: Trump drug policy director touts first decline in overdose-related deaths in 30 years
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program faces persistent pot shortages 
CNN: Anti-abortion group announces $52 million budget to reelect Trump and anti-abortion Senate majority
CNN: Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives
CNN: CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office
Politico: Trump gets huge boost from anti-abortion group

Billy Penn: ‘We’re not being heard’: Black Trump supporters say the president wins on jobs and economy
Philadelphia Business Journal: Kenney administration on potential development at Hahnemann, PES refinery sites
WHYY Newsworks: ‘We cannot wait:’ Philly area youth tackle gun violence, climate change at this year’s Women’s March
WHYY Newsworks: ‘We are not crying wolf’: Philly teachers union to sue district over asbestos, other hazards 
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. officials swing hammers on MLK Day to drum up 2020 census turnout 
WHYY Newsworks: Philly public defenders move for union vote after management skips voluntary recognition
WHYY Newsworks: City pulls Indego e-bikes from streets while police search for stolen electronic bicycles
WHYY Newsworks: ‘Egregious breach’ leads to another Philly school closure for asbestos 
Inquirer: How a pending Jefferson deal could reshape Philadelphia’s health-care market
Inquirer: Philadelphia teachers’ union takes legal action against School District over asbestos
Inquirer: Philadelphia refinery hit with $132,000 fine for violations related to June fire
Inquirer:  Despite snow and wicked cold, Women’s March on Philadelphia draws thousands. It wasn’t only about Trump.
Inquirer: With 2020 election, Women’s March on Philadelphia ‘more important now than ever,’ organizers say
Inquirer: Philadelphia Defender Association refuses to recognize public defenders union — for now
Inquirer: Philly refinery auction said to attract Chicago developer that rehabs industrial properties
Inquirer: What to know about Philly’s old, brittle gas mains after a crack caused a deadly explosion
Inquirer: An 8-year-old girl in U.S. legally to fight cancer might see her mom deported, and no one will explain why
Inquirer: After 42 years in prison, MOVE member Delbert Orr Africa wins his release
Inquirer: Lawyer and activist Michael Coard calls for rethinking how Philadelphia observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Inquirer: The Philadelphia Parking Authority has relocated spaces for disabled drivers across the city. Here’s why.  
Philly Voice: Black Voices for Trump meeting draws crowd to North Philly Church
Philadelphia Tribune: Kenney calls for tuition-free community college in Philadelphia, but details remain vague
Philadelphia Tribune: In Philly, luncheon pays tribute to activists, local officials who walk in MLK’s footsteps
Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia OIC appoints new president and executive director
Philadelphia Magazine: Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action
Philadelphia Magazine: What Two Centuries of Census Records Taught Us About Philadelphia
Philadelphia Citizen: The Easiest Way To Vote  
KYW Newsradio: Another bid by US attorney to halt safe injection site in Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Kenney administration releases results of survey of city residents, which will inform policy
KYW Newsradio: Trump campaign boosts its efforts to court Black voters
KYW Newsradio: 2020 election on the minds of many at Philly MLK Day of Service
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia teachers union sues school district over asbestos
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia OIC names new CEO, plans to expand training opportunities
KYW Newsradio: 2020 Women’s March organizers focus on electoral process
KYW Newsradio: In Philly, new gun group wants to educate marginalized communities on gun ownership
KYW Newsradio: Activists, neighbors staging protest at site of PES refinery auction in NYC
KYW Newsradio: MOVE 9 member Delbert Africa released from prison

Delco Daily Times: Scanlon sounds off on impeachment, ‘Me Too’ issues
Delco Daily Times: Women Congress members lead throng on the march in Philly
Delco Daily Times: Local women to march against Trump
Delco Daily Times: Celebration marks Haverford chief’s 50th anniversary in law enforcement 
Delco Daily Times: County council delivers toiletries for MLK Day
Delco Daily Times: Swarthmore mayor declares borough has a ‘perfect profile’
Northeast Times: Rep. Tom Murt not seeking re-election
Bucks Courier Times: Tom Murt to retire from state house
Bucks Courier Times: Conservative group’s challenge to Bucks County voter rolls doesn’t add up 
Bucks Courier Times: Pa. lawmakers urge letting voters decide on changing Lower Makefield’s dry status
Bucks Courier Times: Bucks awarded $118,200 for workforce development 
Bucks Courier Times: Email account hacked at Langhorne Manor Borough
Bucks Courier Times: Six vying to fill Lower Southampton tax collector job
Bucks Local News: Congressional candidate Judi Reiss withdraws from Democratic Primary
Bucks Local News: Campaign announced in Lower Makefield to place ‘wet vs. dry’ referendum question on April ballot 
KYW Newsradio: Delaware County plans to establish health department  
Daily Local News: Houlahan puts on hard hat, gets to work to highlight jobs month
Daily Local News: Sappey talks affordable housing, women’s rights at town hall
Daily Local News: Chester County seeks injunction to halt pipeline construction at 2 sites
Daily Local News: Climate activist, former president of Ireland to speak at WCU
Daily Local News: Rep. Shusterman announces $70K in grants for local school districts
Daily Local News: Rep. Shusterman to hold day of service on Jan. 20
Daily Local News: Rep. Barrar honored by Civil Air Patrol
Daily Local News: No ‘holiday’ for former Chester County official
Inquirer: Bucks County’s last dry town could start allowing alcohol sales thanks to a new state law
KYW Newsradio: Delco agency asking for public’s help as they work to provide free tax services to low-income households
Philly Voice: Last dry town in Bucks County may finally lift its 70-year-old alcohol ban
Pottstown Mercury: Six Chester County school districts get $210,000 in tech funding

Post-Gazette: State races drawing attention from national political groups
Post-Gazette: Hundreds of Women’s Marchers in Pittsburgh urge importance of 2020 vote
Post-Gazette: Low teacher pay but high costs for families. Report urges more investment in Pa. child care 
Post-Gazette: No questions asked: City, church leaders urge community to surrender weapons on MLK holiday in gun buyback event 
Post-Gazette: Morgan O’Brien’s next chapter is reflection: how to keep Pittsburgh growing and inclusive 
Post-Gazette: AT&T brought 5G to Pittsburgh, but you might not have noticed … yet 
WESA: Some Omissions, And Criticism, As Local Democrats Seek Party Endorsement
WESA: County Council Committee Chair Assignments Elevate Progressive Newcomers And Conservative Members
WESA: PA House Dems Attempt To Force A Vote On Package Of Health Care Bills 
KDKA: ‘We’re Losing Facilities Like Dominoes’: State Senator Says New Bill Could Make Difference In Dire Ventilator Shortage
KDKA: Law Clerk Named Danny DeVito Running For Pa. State House 
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Imposes Thousands In Fines Against U.S. Steel
KDKA: Study: Women Make Up Majority Of Low-Wage Workers In Pittsburgh
KDKA: Hundreds Gather In Pittsburgh For 2020 Women’s March 
PLSReporter: Gov. Tom Wolf disperses PASmart grants to Pittsburgh districts
City Paper: Two Allegheny County councilors call for charges on West Mifflin police following alleged assault of teenage girl
City Paper: Allegheny County issues another fine to US Steel for air pollution violation
Tribune Review: Voters could have chance to put term limits on county council members 
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh was a sanctuary city 150 years ago. Now racism is a public health crisis
Tribune Review: Marco Attisano opens campaign office in Shaler
Tribune Review: State Sen. Lindsey Williams opening district office in Harrison 
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program faces persistent pot shortages

Beaver County Times: Swing Left hopes to color local House, Senate seats blue this year 
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners: Voting law changes could impact presidential election 
Beaver County Times: Beaver County to be featured in NBC News yearlong presidential race coverage project
Beaver County Times: Activists call for civic engagement at annual Women’s March 
Beaver County Times: No stamp: Beaver County to cease providing postage for absentee ballots 
Observer-Reporter: FBI policy on election cyberattacks keeps counties, state in loop 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Glenn “G.T.” Thompson aiming to chair Agriculture Committee 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Under the Radar | Bill beefs up penalty for failing to warn about dam danger
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Somerset DA says he won’t back down from campaign’s tough-on-drugs pledge
Altoona Mirror: Ex-Commissioner Beam switches parties

The Times Leader: Gov. Wolf announces decision to close SCI Retreat 
The Times Leader: Pashinski, McCarter introduce prescription drug importation bill
The Times Leader: Luzerne County manager not interested in relocating county prison to SCI Retreat 
The Times Leader: Legislators look for ways to minimize impact of SCI Retreat closure 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County assistant solicitor Vito DeLuca assigned to county council
The Times Leader: Many outside board appointments before Luzerne County Council
The Times Leader: Calls for action, change empower NEPA Women’s March
The Times Leader: Decision on sale/lease of Wilkes-Barre sewer system expected by end of March
The Times Leader: Solar project may be coming to Hanover Township site
The Times Leader: King’s dream lives on at NAACP event
Citizens Voice: Wolf follows through, announces SCI-Retreat’s closure 
Citizens Voice: Judge’s party switch could be key 
Citizens Voice: Local NAACP honors life of Dr. King 
Times-Tribune: U.S. House Minority Leader endorses Granville in 8th District race
Times-Tribune: Kennedy to raise money in Scranton
Times-Tribune: Wolf orders prison’s closure in Luzerne County citing savings of $40 million 
Times-Tribune: Ex-mayor candidate owes $5K to city landlord
Times-Tribune: Census Bureau expects low turnout in some Scranton neighborhoods 
Times-Tribune: League of Women Voters offers campaign school for 2020, 2021 candidates 

South Central  
Patriot News: Tony May is remembered as a consummate professional and Pennsylvania legend
Patriot News: ‘It’s really an opportunity for anybody to get involved’: Hershey Democrat aims to make Pa. congressional primary competitive 
Patriot News: PennLive seeking freelancer to cover school board, municipal meetings 
York Dispatch: DePasquale will hold town hall meeting in York City Tuesday
York Dispatch: Some York County municipalities served by Penn Waste weren’t aware of sale
York Dispatch: MLK Sunday Supper in York City focuses on ending violence, crime
LNP | LancasterOnline: With a challenger vying for Zimmerman’s seat, Elanco GOP will weigh options at straw poll this week 
York Daily Record: Penn Waste sold to Canada’s Waste Connections
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County receives voting machines as two courts continue to litigate their eligibility 
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle increases score on Municipal Equality Index 

Lehigh Valley      
Reading Eagle: Women’s March in Reading moved indoors, energy remains high 
Reading Eagle: Reading School Board taps former board candidate to fill vacancy left by new mayor 
Reading Eagle: Leesport seeking candidates to fill borough council vacancy
Express Times: Valley Libertarian chair turned down ‘really sweet deal,’ maintains he didn’t commit perjury
Morning Call: As developers target South Whitehall, commissioners consider open space tax ballot question 
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Democrats prod Republicans over Obamacare’s fate this election year

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Nation eyes Erie as 2020 election nears
Erie Times-News: Democrat Julie Slomski announces run for Pa. Senate 
Erie Times-News: How federal legislators voted, week ending Jan. 17
Erie Times-News: Women’s March continues to motivate Erie activism 
Erie Times-News: Make the census count in Erie County
Erie Times-News: Erie region events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Wheeland addresses budget, taxes, minimum wage 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mussare looks to tackle property tax reform, other issues 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Tensions high at borough meeting about resettling refugees 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Former member of council to again serve borough 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Planning commission chairman re-elected 

PennLive Editorial Board: It’s time to fix Pennsylvania’s probation system 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The cost of a good plan: Gov. Wolf must provide cost of new mental health initiative 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: No action needed: Medical transport system remains unchanged
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The unknown King 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Fighting cancer: Screenings for the disease can save lives 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Melting glaciers: A change, not a refutation 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Confidence lacking: Disturbing emails about Boeing’s 737 Max
Inquirer Editorial Board: Philly City Council members shared their spring priorities. The Editorial Board is watching. 
Inquirer Editorial Board: Philly resident survey reveals gap between progress and magnitude of city’s challenges
Inquirer Editorial Board: To address sexual misconduct in the workplace, City Hall must lead by example
Inquirer Editorial Board: It will take more than volunteerism on MLK Day to achieve racial justice in Philadelphia
Salena Zito: How two politicians from opposite sides fixed their state together
John L. Micek: A Pa. lawmaker is supporting ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries.’ What are they? How do they work? | Friday Morning Coffee
Ismail Smith-Wade-El: King’s legacy challenges rather than comforts us 
Keith Naughton, Ph.D.: Impeachment hurts Trump, but Iran hurts Democrats more
Colin McNickle: It’s long past time to fix Pa.’s property assessment/appeals mess 
John L. Micek: Exclusive: Two-thirds of Pa. voters favor bipartisan probation reform bill, poll | Monday Morning Coffee
Roderick Random: Roundabout route, but power brokers prevail
Tim Hartman: A sanctuary from whom, exactly? | Editorial Cartoon
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Sweeping up Philadelphia’s murder and mayhem
Helen Ubiñas: At Saturday’s Women’s March, it may feel like an uphill battle, but three teen speakers only see possibility 
Rashad Grove: MLK Day of Service dilutes Dr. Martin Luther King’s political message 
Jenice Armstrong: For just one day, put the guns down for Martin Luther King Jr. 
Larry Platt: Let’s Make Every Day A Day Of Service 
David M. Shribman: 10 years later, Citizens United has changed politics
Chris Kelly: Post quiz helps cull Democratic herd
Charles D. Ellison: Reality Check: Not All Speed Cameras Are Created Equal
Paul Muschick: Allentown’s NIZ board needs to rework flawed system for appointing members
Paul Muschick: Bethlehem superintendent knew he would take heat for talking about race and charter schools. Here’s why he did anyway.
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Afraid of women presidential candidates
Will Bunch: Pomp and censorship: Trump impeachment trial already reveals a broken America
Eric Diaz: Changes to hookah regulations unfair to small and minority-owned businesses 
Dayle Steinberg: As Roe v. Wade anniversary approaches, reproductive rights continue to be challenged 
Ruth Ann Dailey: The fight to preserve community
P.J. Reilly: State of deer hunting: some hunters excited, some feel ignored by Pa. Game Commission
Keith C. Burris: Cat fight
Keith C. Burris: Joe McCarthy won the debate
Joseph N. DiStefano: ‘America 250’ birthday planners seek local projects, national funds
Helen Ubiñas: She was shot in the face but didn’t die: ‘I felt like my whole face exploded’ 
David Mislin: Campaign 2020: How an old debate over religion in school is opening up again
Zeca Gonzalez: Why we must stand against American colonialism in the Middle East
Simon F. Haeder: With Iowa caucuses closing in, where do the 2020 Dems stand on health care coverage? | Analysis
Trudy Rubin: As Iowa approaches, which 2020 Democrats are best on foreign policy?
Carol Nackenoff and Julie Novkov: Who is born a US citizen? Why? | Analysis
Col. Charles D. Allen: On the MLK Day of Service, envisioning a ‘Beloved Community’ in your town
Julius A. Amin: Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed

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