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A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press
Republicans are the clowns in the debt ceiling circus. The act isn’t funny.
By: John L. Micek/Pennsylvania Capital-Star - September 29, 2021
It’s way past political cliché, but that old “Popeye” comic strip where J. Wellington Wimpy promises to pay a short-order cook tomorrow for a hamburger he plans to eat today, is still the best way to describe Republican intransigence this week over a vote to extend the nation’s debt ceiling that’s soared past cartoonish farce. […]
‘A once in a generation investment’: Biden unveils $2T infrastructure package; creating millions of jobs
By: Jacob Fischler and John L. Micek/Pennsylvania Capital-Star - April 1, 2021
Biden released broad details of a $2 trillion infrastructure package that would rebuild highways and bridges, along with providing funding programs for housing, broadband and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next eight years.
Out of ideas, Trump turns to his 2016 playbook – Make America fearful again
By: John L. Micek/Pennsylvania Capital-Star - August 30, 2020
Four years ago, and on Thursday, Republicans claimed they had a bold, new vision for America. They don’t. They’re members of a party bereft of ideas that can only do one thing: Peddle division and fear.