Explaining Pennsylvania's unpopular governor
Sorry, Tom Corbett: Purple Pennsylvanians have little taste for truly conservative governance.
On issues like Medicaid and military spending, signs of a Republican rift
The real Republican divide isn't about those messaging issues discussed by political strategists. It's about policy issues like Medicaid and defense spending, where a divide is emerging between conservatives who want to make a point in a long-term philosophical debate and conservatives who have to govern right now.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that yet another prominent Republican politician seems to think we could cut unemployment significantly if only we would cut benefits: Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett on Friday accused some jobless Pennsylvanians of choosing to collect unemployment checks rather than going back to work, prompting swift criticism from his Democratic opponent and one of the state's top labor leaders. "The jobs are there.