Believe The (political) Science

Believe the (political) science

Op-ed by Matthew J. Brouillette. *This op-ed originally appeared at the Pottstown Mercury on April 28, 2020 and has since appeared in multiple media outlets including the Delaware County Daily Times, Chester County Daily Local, Norristown Times-Herald, Phoenix Reporter & Item, Mainline…

Pot Push Lives In Labor La-la Land

Pot push lives in labor la-la land

While Lt. Gov. John Fetterman crusades on legalizing recreational marijuana, one poll released last fall suggests Pennsylvanians may not be eager to jump on the bandwagon. They’re right to be cautious. Lost amid the legalization hullabaloo is the chaos unfettered…

Salamanders, Hornets, & Bad Political Strategy

Salamanders, Hornets, & Bad Political Strategy

By Matthew J. Brouillette. This piece originally appeared in several news outlets in southeast Pennsylvania.  Recently, our state House members voted 191-6 to make the Eastern hellbender Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian. Unfortunately, some lawmakers find it easier to stand up for a…