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Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion

By: - July 21, 2021

If quality child care is unaffordable, unavailable, or unreliable, parents can’t take the jobs that employers are desperate to fill.

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My daughter is enrolled in Pfizer’s vaccine trial because I don’t trust COVID | Opinion

By: - July 21, 2021

I decided to enroll my daughter in the trial because I trust scientists and doctors. I do not trust a virus that kills some and leaves others unmarked. 

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Don’t be surprised if the GOP tests its anti-crime message in Virginia. But will it work?

By: - July 20, 2021

July is on its way toward being the deadliest month because of a grisly Independence Day weekend in which more than 150 people were fatally shot in 400 separate shooting incidents.

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Kids aren’t just littler adults. Here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine | Opinion

By: - July 19, 2021

Children are not just littler grownups; their bodies differ from adults’ in important ways.

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Our teachers are essential workers. We need to treat — and pay them — that way | Opinion

By: - July 18, 2021

I think it is time for us, as parents and grandparents, to stand up for our teachers and our public schools.

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How ‘In God We Trust’ bills are helping advance a Christian nationalist agenda | Opinion

By: - July 18, 2021

The motto has become a way for Christian nationalists to reinforce the notion of a conservative Christian God.

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Already, a Democratic identity crisis on policing | Josh Kurtz

By: - July 16, 2021

As sure as night follows day, national pundits are reading way too much into a single primary result and are prematurely extrapolating trends that may or may not be developing in Democratic politics.

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What is child care insecurity? 2 social scientists explain | Analysis

By: - July 16, 2021

And just as with food insecurity, increasing access is necessary. However, access alone will not address the problem.

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Joining RGGI will strengthen Pennsylvania’s recovery | Opinion

By: - July 15, 2021

Joining RGGI will lead to more facilities taking steps to improve how they manage energy use and install more efficient equipment.

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Bans on critical race theory could have a chilling effect on how educators teach students about racism | Opinion

By: - July 15, 2021

Perhaps no topic has dominated education news in 2021 like the debate over whether or not critical race theory should be taught – or whether it is even being taught – in America’s schools.

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With wind and solar potential, Pennsylvania should lead toward renewable future | Opinion

By: - July 14, 2021

There are several actions that our elected officials in Harrisburg can take to lean into clean energy during the current legislative session in the state Capitol.

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Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964. But the U.S. hasn’t changed how it measures who’s poor since LBJ began his war | Opinion

By: - July 13, 2021

If the U.S. ever hopes to finally win the war LBJ began in 1964, the poor need to be seen in order for the government to lift them out of poverty.