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What the Supreme Court’s abortion decision means for reproductive health | Analysis

By: - June 27, 2022

The overturning of Roe will affect the lives of millions of people who can become pregnant.

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State courts, under 50 different constitutions, will now decide who can get an abortion | Analysis

By: - June 26, 2022

State-level litigation, as well as legislation, will shape reproductive rights now that Roe is eliminated.

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A view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. 5 key reads on what’s next | Analysis

By: - June 25, 2022

The ruling handed down by the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, upends 50 years of reproductive rights in the U.S.

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Roe overturned: What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision | Analysis

By: - June 24, 2022

Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion rejected the legal principle of 'stare decisis,' or adhering to precedent.

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Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

Our GOP activist U.S. Supreme Court is assaulting the separation of church and state | Opinion

By: - June 24, 2022

Here’s the history of James Madison, freedom of religion, and freedom from religion in America.

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Red flag laws saved 7.3K Americans in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11.4K more | Opinion

By: - June 24, 2022

In Florida, where the request must come from police, an average of five of these orders are granted every day.

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Teacher burnout has hit a record high: 5 essential reads | Analysis

By: - June 23, 2022

'[T]eachers are clearly sounding the alarm about stress, burnout, dissatisfaction with school and district leadership, and other working conditions – even if they do stay in their jobs'

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Biden has a plan to fight inflation. Republicans need to help or get out of the way | Opinion

By: - June 22, 2022

Congress has to listen to the people’s needs, step up, and do what’s right for hardworking families across our state.

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No, hardening schools doesn’t make students safer | Opinion

By: - June 22, 2022

Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings.

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Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

We’re in the budget home stretch; do the right thing for disability workers | Opinion

By: - June 21, 2022

We can't miss this chance to raise wages for workers and to stabilize funding for critical programs.

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What do about the emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP | J. Patrick Coolican

By: - June 20, 2022

We can’t laugh off all the menacing rhetoric, or the politicians playing gun cosplay, or the failed coup.

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We need to talk about the mental health impacts of full liquor privatization | Opinion

By: - June 20, 2022

A proposed constitutional amendment seeks to get Pa. out of the state-run booze business. It's not that easy.