IMPERIAL, Pennsylvania -- In the last 22 years, protecting and caring for the planet has gone from a "we're all in this together" part of our culture to a political wedge issue. And it isn't just your average pedestrian wedge issue that surges and wanes with each election cycle. No, this one is volatile, vengeful and all-consuming.
We were ...Read more
ERIE, Pennsylvania -- If you are looking for conventional wisdom metrics that D.C. reporters and strategists use to outline what is going on in the race for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, the short and the long answer is there are none.
The Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, with whom no one outside his tightly held inner circle has...Read more
CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Inside the Allegiance Flag Company's facilities, it is hard not to notice that the employees making the flags reflect the beauty and diversity that has always been the promise and purpose of our country. They use their skills to make American flags in America, perfectly encapsulating the three young owners' mission ...Read more
WEST NEWTON, Pennsylvania -- As the sun dipped below the horizon of the Laurel Mountains off in the distance of the Evergreen Drive-In Theater, families with children were spread out on their sleeping blankets in front of their cars. A cluster of couples were sitting in folding chairs, enjoying each other's company.
Then, they all stood and ...Read more
SWANTON, Ohio -- Twenty years ago, the Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport here in western Lucas County was abuzz with commuter traffic. The planes flying in and out were bigger, the fares were more competitive, and there was a multitude of options to choose from at this Midwest port city, located on the western tip of Lake Erie in the ...Read more
BEAVER, Pennsylvania -- If you were looking to purchase tampons here at the Beaver Super Market along Third Street, the city's Main Street business district, the manager says there has been a shortage for a while. When he does get them in, they are gone by midday.
He is not alone. A visit to several larger chain grocery and pharmaceutical ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- When the Hampton Battery was dedicated here in 1871 to a young Civil War soldier who lost his life protecting the Union at Chancellorsville, Virginia, the granite monument was a point of pride for residents of this neighborhood. They would stroll along the trails of the lush park filled with trees located across the street from ...Read more
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania -- In truth, the last Howard Johnson's restaurant closed long before the one in Lake George, New York, did last week. The only thing that particular location had in common with the fried clams and 28 flavors of ice cream the restaurant was famous for was maintaining the iconic orange roof that signaled to families for...Read more
CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Tim Scott knows the hassle that comes with being both black and conservative. Recently "The View" host Sunny Hostin said that being a black Republican is an oxymoron, and Scott, who is the only black Republican in the U.S. senate, just shook his head.
"The comments are ridiculous," he said.
The GOP has "championed...Read more
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said his decisive win on Tuesday had everything to do with focusing on the concerns of Georgia voters and not getting stuck on past grievances, no matter whether they came from former President Donald Trump, Stacey Abrams, or the corporations that sought to punish Georgia last year over the state's new voting laws.
"We ...Read more
FANNETTSBURG, Pennsylvania -- The first time I accidentally stumbled onto the cracked Back Road street sign in this Franklin County unincorporated town years ago, while covering the 2012 presidential race between then-President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitt Romney, I knew I had to turn onto it even though I had no idea where it led.
It was ...Read more
Sarah Palin is standing on the back deck of her father's home in Wasilla, Alaska, spending the day like she usually does: getting her youngest child, Trig, ready for school while checking in with her 84-year-old dad as he adjusts to life without her mom, who passed away suddenly last year.
"Trig goes to public school at a really great special ...Read more
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania -- It was called the political storm of the century. It would end with the largest single turnover of power in American history -- and one for the ages.
It was fall of 1894. People were still feeling the effects of the Panic of 1893, which had shut down most of the economy and plunged the nation into a catastrophic ...Read more