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Stop normalizing Islamophobia. It’s dehumanizing and life-threatening | Opinion

By: - December 17, 2021

Hateful attacks on Ilhan Omar and other Muslims should be forcefully condemned, regardless of partisanship.

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Welcome to Day Zero. Now let’s rebuild America’s civics infrastructure

By: - December 16, 2021

You know, civics. The kind of stuff that used be taught in high school before the radical right began terrorizing teachers.

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Gov. Tom Wolf has failed to address the collapse of Pa.’s intellectual disability system

By: - December 16, 2021

With billions of dollars in stimulus money at their disposal, Wolf, General Assembly must act now.

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Why we’re fighting in Commonwealth Court to protect your vote | Opinion

By: - December 15, 2021

As advocates for the right to vote, we know a scam when we see it. That’s why we’ll do what it takes to stop the GOP Senate's 'election review' and protect voting rights for all.

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The U.S. doesn’t have enough faculty to train the next generation of nurses | Opinion

By: - December 15, 2021

Some nursing programs had to turn away students because of a shortage of faculty and clinical sites.

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How you can celebrate the 11th anniversary of Philly’s slavery memorial this week | Michael Coard

By: - December 14, 2021

The story of the memorial in the shadow of the Liberty Bell is a reminder of America's ongoing journey to a more perfect union.

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Threats of violence in our politics are at the point of emergency | Quentin Young

By: - December 14, 2021

A unified message from Republican elected leaders could prevent a tragedy. So far they have failed to speak up.

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Sandy Hook Anniversary: Conspiracy theories are worse and more mainstream than ever | Opinion

By: - December 13, 2021

The legacy of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook is a legacy of misinformation – the start of a crisis that will likely plague the U.S. for years to come.

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An economist answers 3 questions about soaring consumer prices | Analysis

By: - December 12, 2021

Why is inflation so high? Is it bad? What you need to know.

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My journey to Washington for a pathway to citizenship | Opinion

By: - December 12, 2021

In Pa., a path to citizenship would bring more than $51 million to the state's economy, funds that can be used to improve the quality of life of thousands of young people and adults

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Could Biden’s infrastructure bill help heal the scars highways created? | Opinion

By: - December 10, 2021

From the interstate highway system to public housing, some of America’s most discriminatory and damaging policies have been implemented under the auspices of the need for better infrastructure.

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Michigan School Shooting: How online threats become real-world tragedy | Opinion

By: - December 10, 2021

Reading the signals and setting up early-warning interventions before they turn into a tragedy is critical work for those in public safety and academia.