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I’m a Navy vet from Pa. This is what the Jan. 6 anniversary means to me | Opinion

By: - December 29, 2021

There must be accountability for the planners, leaders, and inciters of the Jan, 6 insurrection. Full stop.

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As we head into 2022, let’s renew our oaths to each other and the nation | Charles D. Allen

By: - December 28, 2021

Military officers swear to uphold the Constitution. That loyalty to the civilian government keeps us safe.

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What the 87% spike in America’s native population says about whiteness and demographics | Analysis

By: - December 27, 2021

As more and more people reject whiteness in favor of indigeneity, they do so at the expense of tribal sovereignty.

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The U.S. is making plans to replace all of its lead water pipes from coast to coast | Analysis

By: - December 26, 2021

Every lead pipe that’s replaced will pay off in higher lifetime earnings and lower rates of illness for families that gain access to safer tap water.

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Republican politicians espouse a truly radical stance on public education | Rob Schofield

By: - December 24, 2021

North Carolina's K-12 schools are unconstitutionally deficient. Yet Republican politicians and two judges say that no court can order the Legislature to actually fix the problem.

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Pa. Reapportionment: 30 years of racial inequity vs. Pa.’s only growing populations | Opinion

By: - December 24, 2021

We applaud Mark Nordenberg for faithfully serving as a neutral arbiter instead of playing politics with the immense responsibility that was bestowed upon him.

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Whether at factories, shops, or campuses, labor is on the move this holiday season | Opinion

By: - December 23, 2021

Most labor analysts point to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions were laid off suddenly. Essential workers, ranging from nurses to child care workers to grocery stock clerks, stayed on the job despite hazardous conditions. Family life was negatively impacted by school closings and remote work, garnering greater media attention. Gaping holes in the U.S. social safety net were uncovered.

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Don’t wait until after the holidays to seek treatment | Opinion  

By: - December 23, 2021

You don't have to suffer in silence; tell your loved ones if you are battling addiction or mental health struggles.

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The slow undoing of the Sixth Amendment | Opinion

By: - December 22, 2021

A look at the federal criminal justice system is telling. A 2018 report from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers found that fewer than three percent of federal criminal cases result in a trial. Most criminal cases in America end without a jury hearing even a whisper of evidence.

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Krasner’s impressive actions speak louder than his imperfect words | Michael Coard

By: - December 22, 2021

By Michael Coard At the outset, I must concede that I cannot defend the indefensible. District Attorney Larry Krasner was completely wrong on Dec. 6 when, during an unscripted interview, he extemporaneously said, “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness. We don’t have a crisis of crime. We don’t have a crisis of violence.” Even […]

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An epidemiologist answers 6 questions about vaccines and the omicron variant | Analysis

By: - December 19, 2021

Initial data reinforces that a third dose would help boost immune response and protection against omicron, with estimates of 70%-75% effectiveness.

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Lebanon, Pa. needs a unified community identity. Here’s how to get there | Opinion

By: - December 17, 2021

Only through a unified identity can we have disagreements while still recognizing that we are all the same people.