Our national pathology over guns is inhuman 05/25/2022 Want to know what rage feels like? It's waking on a Wednesday morning on a school day as the cable news talking heads sift through ... Read More A lesson for Democrats from Pennsylvania 05/23/2022 You’d be hard-pressed to find a Pennsylvania Democrat who didn’t think Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was going to win his primary for U.S. Senate. And ... Read More Abortion could swing persuadable Republican to the Democrats 05/12/2022 Even if you’ve only been casually following the fiery debate over abortion rights in the days since a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion eviscerating ... Read More The GOP’s anti-abortion crusade is not pro-family at all 05/04/2022 In the hours after the bombshell leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion toppling Roe v. Wade, I awaited the torrent of Republican-authored ... Read More What the Founders meant by ‘virtue,’ and how it could save our politics now 05/02/2022 Writing in his diary in the spring of 1759, John Adams mused aloud on the images that were likely to run through his head as ... Read More What are book bans really about? Fear. 04/22/2022 More years ago than I really care to count, the children’s librarian in my little town in rural northwestern Connecticut, apparently tired of my endlessly ... Read More Republicans unleash a cynical attack on our legal system 04/08/2022 Since it seems to have become something of a thing of late, here’s what the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says about the right ... Read More A cruel and dangerous waste of time 04/03/2022 The other day, the host of a television public affairs show asked me what I thought a group of Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers were trying to ... Read More Does the GOP still want to repeal Obamacare? 03/23/2022 Victoria Schiano’s son, Cole, is five-and-a-half. And he’s enduring what no kid his age should ever be asked to endure. He has mitochondrial disease, lives ... Read More Republicans can’t have it both ways in the war on facts 03/17/2022 There’s a lot that’s terrible about Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s brutal attempt to erase Ukraine from the map of Europe. From the incalculable humanitarian disaster ... Read More Archives John L. Micek John Micek is the Opinion Editor and Political Columnist for PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Readers may follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek and email him at [email protected] Daily Newsletter Sign up for FREE! Get Cartoons Daily! Sign up for our free daily newsletter by entering your email and clicking on subscribe. Subscribe 1 of 181234›» Close this module GET OUR FREE DAILY CARTOON EMAIL NEWSLETTER!All the best our sites have to offer – free in your email box! No hassle! No obligation! So cool! Just sign up!First NameJohnLast NameSmithYour email[email protected]SubmitNever see this message again.