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Amazon tops a list of companies to ditch in support of immigrants’ human rights | Opinion

By: - January 26, 2022

Sure, it’s convenient. But is it worth the cost to our humanity?

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Child tax credit’s end means many families will struggle to put food on the table | Opinion

By: - January 25, 2022

The payments were widely credited with bringing about huge declines in poverty and malnutrition.

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From critical race theory to voting rights, America’s just as racist as ever | Michael Coard

By: - January 25, 2022

We can’t stop racist white Americans from being racist. But we can stop them from being politically powerful racist white Americans.

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Vaccine mandates have always faced resistance and saved lives | Opinion

By: - January 24, 2022

Please don’t let distractions keep you and your loved ones from using or getting protection we know works to improve survival for everyone.

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The Pa. Constitution supports a fair education for all – rich and poor alike | Opinion

By: - January 23, 2022

The drafters were emphatic that Pennsylvania children should be prepared for the duties of citizenship.

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On Roe v. Wade’s anniversary, an open letter to my past self | Signe Espinoza

By: - January 23, 2022

Roe was never the inspiring solution so many of us annually paraded it as: it was only ever a ladder to which the poor – a classification that so often coincided with communities of color – were denied access.

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Why won’t Congress just extend the child tax credit? | Opinion

By: - January 21, 2022

Proponents of using the child tax credit to alleviate poverty need to reach an agreement with those who insist that it must encourage low-income parents to work.

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Kyrsten Sinema is gambling that her filibuster vote will help her win again in 2024 | Jim Small

By: - January 21, 2022

And if progressives can’t find a serious challenger, she's probably right.

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How the omicron variant is making medical lab staffing shortages worse | Opinion

By: - January 20, 2022

Laboratory testing is the single highest-volume medical activity affecting Americans, and it drives about two-thirds of all medical decisions made by doctors and other health care professionals.

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We’re Pa. small city mayors. Fair legislative maps will aid our recovery | Opinion

By: - January 19, 2022

For the first time, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s House map recognizes the importance of our cities and our residents.

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The U.S. Senate is broken. Missouri’s talking filibuster could fix it | Opinion

By: - January 18, 2022

Presently, all U.S. Senate Republicans have to do to start and maintain a filibuster is draft a one-sentence letter informing leadership of their objection. That’s insane.

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Prison Gerrymandering: Who counts in Pennsylvania? That depends on who’s counting | Opinion

By: - January 17, 2022

Incarceration should not obliterate civic engagement – or inflate long-standing imbalances of power.