Tim Ryan says there is a certain kind of letdown you feel when you lose your home county — even in an election that you win.
As families were forced to move across the country or abroad, they never let go of their Pittsburgh roots.
Within hours of voting results rolling in, elites watched in horror as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden did not win in a landslide and there was no blue wave.
A tiny college of about 1,200 people when she attended in the early 1990s, the liberal arts school in midtown Memphis has turned out to be a cradle of sorts for today's political leaders.
Thanks in large part to technology, people for the past generation have lost that internal lust we once universally shared to form associations within our communities.
People feel left out. People feel as though all of these entities are picking winners and losers. Our elections reflect that chaos, and as a result, people feel whiplash.
For generations, people in the U.S. were known for their work ethic, for making things, for using their hands alongside their intellect, from farming to mining to building roads and bridges.
Last week, a flurry of elected officials in southwestern Pennsylvania, most of them county sheriffs, walked away from the Democratic Party.
There are men and women in this country who find a way to do the right thing, who do not conform, who do not go along when the prevailing opinion doesn't sit right with them. Instead, they become a voice for the voiceless.
Whoever does win, the story cannot just be about the suburban voters and their needs being met. Rural voters will still be here, and it is hard to imagine they will ever let both political parties' establishments forget them again.
If security concerns in Kenosha persist, Nov. 3 may not shape up to be a good night for Democrats.
Western Pennsylvania was oil country, and for a brief moment in history, Pithole was the best and the worst of it. It held all of the dreams and greed and enterprise needed to prosper as well as fail.
We need to do something immediately, or we are going to lose more Americans to drugs, alcohol, and suicide because of the added burden of COVID-19.
When protests and riots started sweeping the country after the May 25 death of George Floyd, the FBI clocked another record in June by conducting more than 3.9 million background checks.
No matter how fleetingly the moment passes, they want to try to capture a glimpse of their former lives, of all of our former lives.
Whether it was in our churches, community centers, Elks clubs or on our front stoops, we celebrated us, which makes who we were in 1918 vastly different from who we are in 2020.
Prosperity means different things to different people. Its importance is determined by not just geography but also popular culture.
Over the past several decades, Republican presidential candidates have been able to win the senior vote, with only a couple of exceptions.
The truth is, we will always be less than perfect, but we cannot let that or rage ever get in the path of attaining our constitutional ideals.
If we continue in this lust of erasing history, as unpleasant and brutal as parts of it are, we'll never know if the enemy of my enemy is my friend, or if we've become our own worst enemy.