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Spare us your thoughts and prayers. Do your jobs | Bob Lewis

By: - May 30, 2022

The United States is a nation awash in firearms and lacking the political will to enact commonsense reforms to address it.

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Democracy hinges on counting every vote — again | Opinion

By: - May 29, 2022

All candidates, regardless of party, can remind voters that the best way to ensure our elections remain free and fair is to get involved in the process.

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Pass Red Flag laws, which have bipartisan support, and reduce firearms deaths | Opinion

By: - May 29, 2022

Read this and see how you can make a difference, and change history.

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Allegheny Co. DA Zappala’s decision to seek death penalty doesn’t serve justice | Opinion

By: - May 27, 2022

Between 1978 and 2018, Pa. executed three people and spent $1B on capital prosecutions. A waste of time and money.

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What the GOP’s culture war is really about. And how it’s out of Putin’s playbook | Robert Reich

By: - May 27, 2022

Both Putin and the far-right are trying to divert attention from the economic plunder by the ultra-rich

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Laurie Silver of Lafayette, Colorado takes in what remains of her cousin's condo in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire on December 31, 2021 in Louisville, Colo (Getty Images).

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health | Opinion

By: - May 26, 2022

I’m a therapist. I’ve seen an increase in the stress my patients express about the state of our climate.

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Pa. residents recovering from substance use disorder deserve safe, supportive housing | Opinion

By: - May 25, 2022

Everyone’s recovery journey is different; but for many, one of the critical stops following treatment is moving into a recovery house.

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Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents are at risk. Only lawmakers can fix it | Opinion

By: - May 23, 2022

The plight of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their families must be a top priority this budget season.

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A nurse on understaffing and moral injury: ‘You were supposed to take care of me’ | Opinion

By: - May 22, 2022

Health care is in a crisis. We are rapidly losing nurses unwilling to work in this dysfunctional environment.

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We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion

By: - May 20, 2022

We have asked for help for decades. Legislators have the opportunity now to fund our jobs adequately.

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Why the LGBTQ community rejected Brian Sims for lieutenant governor | Mark Segal

By: - May 20, 2022

Sims was a bad candidate from the start due to a lot of past baggage and controversy.

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Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | Opinion

By: - May 19, 2022

W.E.B. DuBois once said, 'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.'