Unintended consequences and Newton’s Third Law

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times While Democrats wept over special election results this week, U.S. Senate Republicans — in secret — put together their version of the health care reform, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which apart from some minor details, appears to be a lot like the house health care plan, the American Health Care Act: it cuts benefits for the poor, could lead to big rate...

Letter: To save public education, Senate must reject DeVos

To The Editor, When describing public education in America our President-Elect Donald Trump compared our schools to third world countries. To fix the education system at a national level, he has chosen Betsy DeVos as education secretary. The former leader of the Michigan Republican Party, DeVos’ only contribution to education policy has been advocating for school vouchers and charter schools. Conservatives...

Toomey makes pitch for reelection, expects strong turnout

Hits opponent McGinty on taxes, Iran deal U.S. Senator Pat Toomey speaks with supporters immediately after his campaign event Monday morning at the Classic Diner in Malvern. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times MALVERN — A clearly energized Pat Toomey made the case for his reelection Monday morning in front of an overflow gathering at the Classic Diner, as the latest news headlines from the presidential...

Endorsements: Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate

If you’ve been watching your TV of late, you’ve seen two portrayals of U.S. Senate Candidates Pat Toomey (R) and Katie McGinty (D) — and can’t be blamed if you think them both corrupt and owned by special interests. The campaign ads are cartoonish attempts to massively exaggerate the flaws of both candidates, in both cases bordering on downright dishonest. The truth is, as is usually the case,...

Letter: Four reasons to vote for McGinty

To The Editor: For U.S. Senate, I believe Katie McGinty is clearly the better choice this November.  She understands the concerns of the people of Pennsylvania and will do a better job representing our interests. Her opponent Pat Toomey is running many TV and print ads that obscure some of his very troubling positions.  It’s time to expose them.   On Social Security: Toomey has long advocated...

Locals make final pitch for Tuesday’s election

Democrats, Republicans hold events to boost enthusiasm for election day By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Smith chats with East Marlborough’s Roger Howard as Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh looks on just before a campaign event, Sunday, to boost voter enthusiasm. WEST CHESTER — Local Democrats and Republicans gathered this weekend...