Governors crushed small businesses — then abandoned them to anarchy

Guest Op-Ed by Jonathan Goldstein. This piece originally appeared at Broad + Liberty.  The picture is clear: A handful of governors mismanaged their excessive coronavirus shutdowns and destroyed lives and livelihoods. They used “public health and safety” to justify stripping freedoms and…

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

Op-Ed by Commonwealth Partners Board Member Rob Shearer.  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…

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…