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If you think you’re living in a divided America, it’s nothing new | Janice Ellis

By: - February 23, 2022

Why does it seem the nation is in a more vulnerable state than ever?

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Pa.’s teacher pipeline problem calls for innovative solutions | Opinion

By: - February 23, 2022

Student debt from earning a college degree can permanently close doors for those aspiring to become teachers.

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Crisis in Ukraine: How did it happen? Where is it going? Five essential reads | Analysis

By: - February 22, 2022

What you need to know about this long-simmering conflict and Vladimir Putin's claims about it.

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Happy 185th birthday to Cheyney University: America’s first HBCU | Michael Coard

By: - February 22, 2022

The Philadelphia institution celebrates on Feb. 25. It's not getting older - it's getting better.

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This U.S. Supreme Court case could hamstring the EPA’s regulatory power | Opinion

By: - February 21, 2022

Keep an eye on this high-profile legal fight over greenhouse gas emissions

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What we talk about when we talk about going back to normal | Opinion

By: - February 20, 2022

How do we return to a life that was without acknowledging the life we have now?

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Political extremism is a one-sided affair | Robert Reich

By: - February 20, 2022

Don’t believe the fear-mongering that today’s left is 'radical. What’s really radical is the right’s move toward fascism.

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Canadian trucker protests show how the loudest voices in the room distort democracy | Opinion

By: - February 18, 2022

Amplified by technology, it’s easy for a loud and relentless minority to drown out all other points of view.

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The latest push for liquor privatization is a glass half-empty. Here’s why | Opinion

By: - February 18, 2022

We agree that Pa. should get out of the state-run booze business. But the latest proposal needs some work.

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This Black History Month, let’s put the focus on Black health and wellness | Charles D. Allen

By: - February 17, 2022

Black Americans are twice as likely as whites to not see a doctor for thinking and memory problems. We need to change that.

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The war on drugs failed. Don’t try it again

By: - February 17, 2022

If prison worked, or if enforcement eliminated drug supplies, the U.S. would have seen a decrease in drug use and overdose deaths in the decades since the war on drugs began.

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Pennsylvania’s Congressional redistricting process has failed again | Opinion

By: - February 16, 2022

But there’s hope for reform if our state Supreme Court is willing to try something new.