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America still has slavery-era citizen’s arrest laws that legalize lynching | Michael Coard

By: - November 30, 2021

The guilty verdict in Ahmaud Arbery's murder was a start. Here's where to go next.

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Pell yes, we should boost grant money for college students. Here’s why | John A. Tures

By: - November 30, 2021

Doubling Pell Grants would be better for the economy and for students than 'free college.'

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Big Oil’s pivot to carbon capture/storage, as it keeps drilling, isn’t a climate solution | Opinion

By: - November 29, 2021

So far, carbon capture and storage at U.S. power plants has been a failure, wasting money and resources. There is a better way.

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Biden tapped the strategic petroleum reserve. What is it and where does it come from? | Analysis

By: - November 28, 2021

The reserve was created in 1975 in response to the oil crisis. With the U.S. a net petroleum exporter, the reserve has entered a new era.

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How Pa. can get charged up for an electric vehicle future

By: - November 28, 2021

Congress and the commonwealth each have a role to play. We can't afford to wait any longer.

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How your daily choices are key to fighting climate change | Opinion

By: - November 26, 2021

The connections between those acts and rising global temperatures may seem distant. But they have a huge impact.

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Embracing all the bad and the good of U.S. history is how we move forward | Opinion

By: - November 26, 2021

Inclusion means everyone. And we are all a part of the fabric of these great United States of America.

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National Day of Mourning: The suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag

By: - November 25, 2021

For indigenous Americans, Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration. This is what they lost.

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The Pa. GOP’s attack on executive power is an undemocratic attack on our system | Opinion

By: - November 25, 2021

Pennsylvania Republicans are planning ahead for the Shapiro administration.

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How the pandemic spread fentanyl across the U.S, causing overdose deaths to spike | Analysis

By: - November 24, 2021

Fentanyl and fentanyl analogs were responsible for almost two-thirds of the overdose deaths recorded in the 12 months ending in April 2021.

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Voters may have elected Biden to be ‘normal’, but they also need action | Opinion

By: - November 23, 2021

Voters may not have elected another FDR. But we desperately need one after decades of trickle-down attacks on government

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Celebrating Thanksgiving is celebrating racist genocide | Michael Coard

By: - November 23, 2021

When the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, they didn’t bring thanks. They didn’t even give thanks. Instead, they brought racist genocide and gave nothing.