Joseph Mistick

Pennsylvania rules

For those who longed for the day when the Pennsylvania primary would count for something, this Tuesday might be your time to shine. Just don't ...

Donald Trump is a whiner & a blowhard

Nobody likes a whiner. But lately, after riding high for much of the Republican primary, Donald Trump is the whiner in chief. Losing delegate votes ...

Hitching wagons to stars

This might only be the primary, but Democrat Katie McGinty already is telegraphing her punch, hoping to get the nod to run against Republican Sen. ...

Pat Toomey caught between a Trump and a McConnell place

Call it a double whammy for Sen. Pat Toomey. With the increasing likelihood that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president, Toomey, the ...

The Donald Trump we know all too well

Anybody who grew up in a regular blue-collar neighborhood knew a kid like Donald Trump. He usually came from a family that was a little ...

Give the Trump devil his due

In "Doctor Faustus," the 16th-century play by Christopher Marlowe, a physician makes a deal with Lucifer, who guarantees him 24 years of the good life. ...

GOP reaping what it has sown

Calling in an airstrike on your own position is one of the bravest things a battlefield commander can do. A noble and desperate tactic, it ...

To be Welsh

Molly-O, our mother, had Welsh blood from her father's side, and that was always how she thought of herself. Often, but not always, she made ...

Pennsylvania should look to Louisiana for budget stalemate solution

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards are both Democrats trying to get their state's annual budgets approved by Republican legislatures. Wolf ...

Post-New Hampshire: Losers & winners

For all the commotion coming out of New Hampshire last week, it would be easy to believe that the voters of the Granite State have ...

It's a campaign, not mortal combat

"I am not a member of any organized party — I am a Democrat," said Will Rogers, the Depression-era street philosopher and social pundit. It ...