Politics

Just Get EZ-Pass Already

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:52
I know some of you don’t like this kind of price differential strategy in tolling, where people who have EZ-Pass pay less than people in the cash lanes. But you really just need to get an...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

How to Change Parking Politics

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:43
Planners have known for decades that minimum parking requirements and underpriced curb parking destroy the urban fabric and housing affordability, but they haven’t had a political program to...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Here Is Where You Need to Show Up to Trash CorbettCare

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:09
You have to pre-register now if you want to trash it in person. I’ll be at the Philadelphia hearing for sure, and can’t stress enough how it important it is for you all to pre-register...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Why Gender Diversity Matters in Politics

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:55
My buddy Rich Wilkins provides the brogressive response to my argument that it would be bad if we had an all-male US House delegation. Unfortunately, I think he has created a strawman version of my...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

PA Cannot Have an All-Male US House Delegation

Keystone Politics - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:23
PA ranks notably low relative to other states on female representation in state politics, and in federal politics Allyson Schwartz is the only woman representative in our state’s delegation...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Pro-Market Plan for Zoned Trash Hauling in Bethlehem

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:35
A single trash hauler is the cheapest, greenest, and most efficient option for Bethlehem residents and city government without question, but Bob Donchez and Eric Evans think keeping a handful of...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Government Should Promote, Not Discourage, Renting Stuff to Each Other

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 16:21
Lots of liberals slagged Tom Friedman’s column on the “sharing economy” because they don’t like Tom Friedman, but this is an area that lefties need to get behind in a big way...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

What’s the Case for Sameness in Housing?

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 15:52
One annoying opinion I often see while reading the housing development news from around the state is that all new buildings should be “contextual,” which really just means “the same...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Redistricting Conflicts Highlight the Absurdity of Districting

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:58
Nobody likes the PA redistricting process, but there also doesn’t seem to be much of a consensus about what districting should try to do. Some people are upset that there are so few politically...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

#PAGov: Punk Rock Braddock Mayor John Fetterman Fundraising for Allyson Schwartz

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 13:11
Have to wonder if I am being micro-targeted with this fundraising email. I love post-industrial turnaround stories and hardcore punk, but can’t imagine that most PA voters share the same...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics