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Parents always know best? I sure didn’t | Opinion

By: - October 8, 2021

We are all learning about COVID-19 together. Nobody automatically knows best. There is no wisdom involved in the act of conceiving a child.

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Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion

By: - October 8, 2021

One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.

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Amid our fellow citizens’ foolish choices, how do we maintain our empathy? | Opinion

By: - October 7, 2021

That these divisions have so deeply infiltrated every aspect of our lives, including our ability to grieve, to offer compassion or empathy, leaves me more unsettled than almost anything else over the past 18 months.

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Dispatch from America: Life, death, and a grim milestone | Opinion

By: - October 7, 2021

The motto of this state is a Latin phrase that translates, 'To the stars through difficulty.'  While there has been plenty of difficulty for Kansans in the past year and a half, there have been precious few stars.

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It’s time to stop asking, and time to start suing, for reparations | Michael Coard

By: - October 6, 2021

We do whatever needs to be done to attain justice and we do it by any means necessary. And one of those means is litigation.

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How the brutal trade in enslaved people has been whitewashed out of U.S. history | Opinion

By: - October 6, 2021

Americans continue to misunderstand how slavery worked and how vast was its reach – even as the histories of race and slavery are central to ongoing public conversations.

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How century-old racist US Supreme Court cases still rule over millions of Americans | Opinion

By: - October 6, 2021

The 4 million inhabitants of five U.S. territories – Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands – do not have the full protection of the Constitution.

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Here’s how education reform can support teachers instead of undermining them | Opinion

By: - October 5, 2021

Oct. 5 is World Teachers Day. More than ever, educators around the world need our support.

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Yes, vaxxing can be vexing. But it beats dying any day | Frank DeFilippo

By: - October 4, 2021

There’s lots of caterwauling and misinformation about the abstraction called “freedom” from people who probably couldn’t define the word if it jumped up and kicked them.

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How Biden stacks up to past presidents who withdrew from conflicts | John A. Tures

By: - October 3, 2021

When Americans soured on Afghanistan And what the polls say about the U.S. withdrawal.

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The 3 factors behind the perfect storm of 2020’s homicide spike | Opinion

By: - October 3, 2021

More guns, pandemic stress and a police legitimacy crisis created perfect conditions for the 30% leap in homicides.

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To build back the Keystone State, Congress needs to pass Biden’s domestic agenda | Opinion

By: - October 1, 2021

Pa.’s congressional delegation will play a key role in shaping what ultimately ends up on the president’s desk