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Government distrust was always in the GOP playbook. The Capitol insurrection proved it | Opinion

By: - February 13, 2022

The echoes of more than a half-century of anti-government rhetoric spilled over on Jan. 6.

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What I learned from watching more than 500 Jan. 6 videos | Quentin Young

By: - February 13, 2022

If there is another Jan. 6, which could really happen, the attackers will have already had their practice run.

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Obsessed with individual rights, Americans rush into disastrous decisions | Opinion

By: - February 11, 2022

God forgives, but nature doesn’t. Let us not be surprised when she reckons with us.

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If not now, when will Pa. fully fund its intellectual disability system? | Opinion

By: - February 10, 2022

The system is crumbling before our eyes. Gov. Wolf's budget falls short of addressing the crisis.

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Appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court is not affirmative action | Opinion

By: - February 9, 2022

Was it affirmative action when Jewish (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan), Italian (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito) and Latina (Sonia Sotomayor) jurists were appointed? What about Clarence Thomas, a Black man?

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Watch for these conflicts over education in 2022 | Analysis

By: - February 9, 2022

These conflicts range from who deserves academic opportunity to how and what schools and universities should teach about U.S. history.

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Cannabis legalization: Will Pa. lawmakers barter away our public health and safety? | Opinion

By: - February 8, 2022

Sen. Mike Regan didn't ask for law enforcement's input on his legalization bill. Here's what we think.

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Cannabis Legalization: Pa. should lead, not follow | Opinion

By: - February 8, 2022

The illegality of cannabis goes far beyond in its harm to our community. A cannabis conviction can negate one's ability to vote, serve in our Armed Forces, or live in public housing.

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Not everyone is male or female: The debate over sex designation, explained | Analysis

By: - February 7, 2022

Variations in genital anatomy happen more frequently than you might think; they occur in 0.1 to 0.2% of births annually. In the U.S., that’s about 4,000 to 8,000 babies each year.

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Struggling young workers, our economic backbone, need help | Bob Lewis

By: - February 7, 2022

Millennials and Gen Z look on in deepening hopelessness as inflation pushes those basics of the American dream into the realm of impossibility.

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Fair school funding means fair funding for every Pa. student. Not just a few | Opinion

By: - February 6, 2022

Pa. lawmakers wouldn't settle for less than the best for their kids. Why should we?

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Safe, reliable, and affordable transit is the fastest route to an equitable society | Opinion

By: - February 4, 2022

As we honor Rosa Parks and her fight for transit equity, it’s time to put transit funding front and center.