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Capital-Star Guest Contributor

Capital-Star Guest Contributor

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation on how politics and public policy affects the day-to-day lives of people across the commonwealth.

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Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation | Opinion

By: - June 13, 2021

Patients have a right to privacy. A pregnant person has a right to health care. What brings a person to their doctor's office is none of your business or mine.

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Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion

By: - June 11, 2021

PSEA supports high-quality charter and cyber charter schools. That’s why we feel so strongly that there needs to be accountability for charter schools and the boards, administrators, and for-profit management companies that operate some of them.

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3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students | Opinion

By: - June 11, 2021

As a scholar who studies how STEM educators can more effectively reach Black students, I want to help all people develop an understanding of how anti-Black racism is a significant barrier for Black students learning STEM.

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Voting doesn’t need to be a gauntlet. Republicans are doing all they can to make it one anyway | Bob Lewis

By: - June 10, 2021

Rather than stand up to Trump’s madness, GOP legislatures and governors fearful of angering him and his worshipful followers are dutifully making it harder to vote.

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Is tax avoidance ethical? Asking for some billionaire friends | Opinion

By: - June 10, 2021

Whether tax avoidance strategies are viewed and rationalized as ethical or unethical likely depends on the ethical foundations of the person judging such actions.

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For these U.S. Army War College students, a graduation like no other | Charles D. Allen

By: - June 8, 2021

I hope that our student cohorts will appreciate their demonstrated agility and resiliency after completing a unique year.

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The 300K Pennsylvanians awaiting unemployment deserve payment now | Opinion

By: - June 7, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf should order the state Department of Labor and Industry to pay benefits now to all those who have been waiting 21 days or longer.

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Nearly 10 percent of youth in Pgh school district identify as gender-diverse, new study finds | Analysis

By: - June 7, 2021

The proportion was the largest the study's authors had ever seen.

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Enough is Enough: Pa. needs to protect seniors, respect caregivers | Opinion

By: - June 6, 2021

Too many people have died because of greed and inaction. There are no more excuses.

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Gun violence stopped my mom’s music. It won’t silence my voice | Opinion

By: - June 5, 2021

We have the power to show our neighbors that gun safety isn’t a red or blue issue, it’s a life or death issue. We have the power to change our country’s culture of gun violence.

COMMENTARY

Together, we can choose a different future for Appalachian communities | Opinion

By: - June 4, 2021

We need an ambitious national policy agenda that supports the people and places hit hardest by our changing economy.

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Connecting low-income families to high-speed internet: Let’s learn from past failures and build on what works | Opinion

By: - June 4, 2021

Philadelphians and all Americans have seen too much time and money wasted on projects that sound good but fail to deliver.