John L. Micek Biography and Archive

An award-winning political journalist, John L. Micek is the Opinion Editor and Political Columnist for PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa.

Readers may follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek and email him at jmicek@pennlive.com.

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11/14/2017 A Prayer for Peace That Calls Us to Act
11/10/2017 Important Caveat For Dems After Election Night Wins
11/6/2017 Another Mass Shooting, More 'Thoughts and Prayers'
10/25/2017 Trump Just Keeps Digging
10/12/2017 Trump Slams Fake News By Making Three False Claims
10/9/2017 Trump's Bigly Lie to the LGBTQ Community
10/3/2017 The Worst Mass Shooting... Until the Next One
9/26/2017 The NFL Beat Donald Trump at His Own Game
9/20/2017 Beyond Trump - Can Americans Survive Each Other?
9/13/2017 Where Was This Hillary Last Year?
9/6/2017 A Cowardly White House Using Dreamers as Human Shields
8/30/2017 No Action By Trump on Opioid Epidemic
8/24/2017 Two Trump Policies At Odds With One Another
8/21/2017 Charlottesville and the South's Complicated Relationship With Its Past
8/15/2017 You Can't Be An American And Fly The Confederate Flag
8/13/2017 Colonial Williamsburg More Important Than Ever
8/8/2017 Americans are Proud to be Getting Dumber
8/3/2017 Trump Ditches 'Real America' for Wall Street
7/27/2017 Trump's Transgender Ban is a Disgusting Political Trick
7/24/2017 An Afternoon of 'Straight Talk' with John McCain
7/19/2017 From 'I Alone Can Fix It' To 'I Won't Own It'
7/12/2017 Things are Very, Very Bad for Donald Trump
7/10/2017 Good Luck Reaching Your Elected Officials
7/5/2017 Republicans and Democrats Pushing Back Against Trump
6/29/2017 It Should Be An Interesting July 4 for Republicans
6/23/2017 Republicans are Out of Ideas on Health Care
6/22/2017 Gerrymandering and a Disney-Shaped Philly District
6/14/2017 Russiagate’ is Obscuring Everything, Including Gun Legislation
6/6/2017 Supreme Court's Maverick Could Be Trump's Worst Nightmare
5/31/2017 Griffin's Stunt the Latest Slide into Incivility
5/26/2017 Stop and Notice the Dimming of a Very Weird Star
5/23/2017 Face it, Trump Voters. You Got Played.
5/17/2017 The GOP's Faustian Bargain with Trump
5/8/2017 State Lawmakers Launch a Free-Speech Crackdown
5/5/2017 The Best Art Has Always Been Political
5/1/2017 What Did Trump Think He Was Getting Into?
4/24/2017 100 Days In, Who's Winning Again?
4/17/2017 20 Years After His Death, a Few Thoughts About Mike Royko
4/10/2017 Trump Shouldn't Overlook Violence Against Christians
4/5/2017 Trump's Answer on Syria: It's Obama's Fault
4/2/2017 All is Well in Trumplandia
3/28/2017 Trump's Still Winning Bigly
3/24/2017 Congress Hits Ctrl-Alt-Del on Your Privacy
3/22/2017 President Trump's Loyal Hall Monitors
3/14/2017 Trumpcare: Helping the Rich, Stiffing the Poor
3/7/2017 There Will Never Be a Trump Pivot. Ever.
3/1/2017 Trump's Speech: The Highs and the Lows
2/24/2017 Pence's Response to Anti-Semitism Raises a Question
2/20/2017 Seriously and Literally Listening to Trump
2/14/2017 Trump Aide Said Something Dangerous on Sunday
2/8/2017 Trump Declares War on the Judicary
1/30/2017 Trump's Ban a Win for ISIS
1/23/2017 The Alternative Facts Administration
1/20/2017 Welcome Back to Fortress America
1/17/2017 Which United States does Trump Intend to Govern?
1/13/2017 The Circus is Now the Standard
1/10/2017 About that Meryl Streep Takedown
1/5/2017 This Isn't the Chicago I Knew
12/22/2016 It's Not What You Say It's How You Say It
12/20/2016 An Exercise in Democracy for Some
12/16/2016 Is it Christian to Root for Dylann Roof's Death
12/13/2016 Donald Trump's Amerika
12/8/2016 Repeat After Me: Santa is Not White
12/1/2016 The Populist and His Crew of Billionaires
11/28/2016 Tweeter in Chief
11/22/2016 Make our (Costly) Infrastructure Great Again
11/15/2016 Trump Will Have a Hard Time Draining the Swamp
11/9/2016 In Victory, A Side of Trump I Didn't Expect
11/3/2016 Take a Deep Breath and Vote Hillary
10/31/2016 One Bit of Good News for Hillary Clinton
10/27/2016 Hillary Clinton's Problem
10/24/2016 Trump Buries Ideas Behind Insults and Attacks
10/20/2016 Trump's Banana Republicanism On Display to the World
10/12/2016 Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame
10/10/2016 A Bruising, Surreal 90 Minutes Between Trump and Clinton
10/5/2016 Hillary Clinton Channels Her Inner Seinfeld
9/27/2016 Millennials on the Debate: 'We're Picking Between Who's the Worst'
9/21/2016 No, You're Not Going to be Killed by a Refugee
9/13/2016 Trump Does Hold the Edge in Deplorable Supporters
9/8/2016 Compared to Clinton, Trump Seems Lost at Sea
8/30/2016 America Needs More Like Kaepernick, Not Less
8/24/2016 Hillary Hardly a Champ for the Working Class
8/18/2016 Don't Expect a Kindler, Gentler Trump
8/16/2016 Two Campaign Controversies Voters Shouldn't Shrug Off
8/10/2016 No Walking Back Trump's Comments
8/5/2016 Trump's Tanking Numbers Hurting Other Candidates
8/2/2016 Can Trump's Negativity Win Him Pennsylvania?
7/27/2016 A 102- Year-Old's View of Hillary's Historic Moment
7/25/2016 Can Hillary Convince Voters She's the Optimistic Candidate?
7/21/2016 The Reluctant Embrace of Trump
7/12/2016 Black and White and Traffic Stops
7/5/2016 The One Truth About Benghazi
6/29/2016 Trump's Latest Insult is Everything You'd Expect It Would Be
6/24/2016 Congress Failed On Guns Twice in One Week
6/21/2016 See You At the Next Mass Shooting, Congress
6/12/2016 You're Either With Trump, Or Against Him
6/6/2016 Trump: Only White Men Can Judge Me
6/3/2016 What Is Paul Ryan Thinking?
5/31/2016 Trump and the Tin Foil Hat Brigade
5/24/2016 The Last Sane Republican in Washington
5/18/2016 Bernie Supporters are an Embarrassment
5/13/2016 Trump's Entire Act is a Masquerade
5/9/2016 Hillary's Lingering Email Problem
5/4/2016 Trump Could Be the Next Herbert Hoover
4/27/2016 Pennsylvania an Electoral Keystone Once More
4/19/2016 From Obama to Trump: What We've Lost in Just 12 Years
4/15/2016 A Lesson My Daughter Taught Me About Teeth and Magic
4/13/2016 Sanders Faces Tough Challenge in Pennsylvania
4/7/2016 Hillary Clinton Needs Pennsylvania
3/29/2016 Presidential Race Taking a Toll on Voters
3/21/2016 My 10-Year-Old Acts More Like an Adult than Republicans
3/16/2016 Sanders Burns Out Versus Hillary
3/7/2016 We're Not Being Overrun by Illegal Immigrants
3/2/2016 Christie's Face Spoke Volumes
2/25/2016 With Trump, GOP Abandoning Their Principles
2/23/2016 A Tale of Two Political Dynasties
2/17/2016 Scalia's Death Heating Up Senate Race
2/8/2016 Fear and Loathing in New Hampshire
2/2/2016 Iowa Reveals Problems for Clinton Trump
1/27/2016 Trump Supporters Have One Trait in Common
1/22/2016 The Holy War: Trump vs Cruz
1/19/2016 American Politics a Reflection of Ancient Rome

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