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Here’s why charter schools in Pa., elsewhere aren’t as ‘public’ as they claim they are | Opinion

By: - October 1, 2021

Charter schools are not as accessible to the public as they are often made out to be

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Congress must make a continued difference in the lives of youth in foster care | Opinion

By: - September 30, 2021

More than 20,000 young people are at risk of being forced out of foster care and being immediately cut off from services that will expire after today

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Here’s what Ledewitz missed on the National Popular Vote campaign | Opinion

By: - September 30, 2021

It is not surprising that most Americans want to elect their president by popular vote. It is as direct as our democracy gets.

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Manchin’s support for nat.gas could derail Biden’s climate goals. Here’s how | Opinion

By: - September 30, 2021

The federal budget isn’t the end game. It’s only one step. This bill has to be about financial incentives and penalties

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The ‘Jerry Rescue’ 170 years later: And its lessons for modern racial justice | Michael Coard

By: - September 29, 2021

The moral of the story (for me, at least) is this: “When the law is unjust, the just must break the law — by any means necessary.”

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When baseball is like economics: A wealth tax is a home run | Marty Marks

By: - September 28, 2021

People who benefit more from the system reasonably can be expected to pay more for the advantages the system begets.

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More Americans couldn’t get enough to eat in 2020. The middle class was hit hardest | Opinion

By: - September 27, 2021

Food insufficiency rates rose across the board, researchers who analyzed government data found. But food banks did help.

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Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion

By: - September 27, 2021

We have a chance to reinvent the world: a world of beauty and abundance and collective good, with jobs that respect human dignity.

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Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages after disasters | Opinion

By: - September 26, 2021

Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.

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Why doesn’t Pa. support equal pay for equal work for disability support workers? | Opinion

By: - September 26, 2021

The state has federal stimulus money to make it happen. It should spend it.

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Eastman memo shows how close Georgia GOP chair came to enabling Trump coup | Jay S. Bookman

By: - September 24, 2021

This is not a storm that has passed. This is at best the eye of the hurricane, the deceiving pause before the storm resumes.

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Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion

By: - September 24, 2021

Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.