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In Ukraine, a month that has shaken the world | John Nagl

By: - April 8, 2022

While we were slow to recognize the peril Putin presented, we can no longer shirk our responsibility.

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Free and open elections are good for voters – and good for business. This is why | Opinion

By: - April 7, 2022

Pa.'s business leaders would rather focus on doing their jobs instead of protecting democracy -- especially when so many other needs remain unmet.

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Extremists undermine faith in our schools. We owe it to our kids, community to speak up | Opinion

By: - April 7, 2022

Gather your facts, gather your friends, and make your voice heard at your local school board.

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Trophies on a table on an athletic field

Confessions of a participation trophy liberal – and what it tells you about Pa. politics | Opinion

By: - April 6, 2022

Compromise and bipartisanship is out the window in the Pa. General Assembly. We need a better dialogue.

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Construction workers in Minnesota on a job site

If construction firms need workers, they should turn to unions. Here’s why | Opinion

By: - April 6, 2022

Non-union crews can result in lower productivity, more safety problems and costly turnover rates.

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What we see happening in Ukraine and the threats to other democracies, should motivate and inspire us to fight for and protect our democracy (photo by tumsasedgars/iStock Images).

The biggest threat to American democracy comes from within | Janice Ellis

By: - April 5, 2022

Democracy isn't something we can take for granted. As the war in Ukraine shows, we have to fight for it.

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Attorney Cecil B. Moore raises his hand with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Temple University Libraries

Happy 107th birthday Cecil B. Moore: The perfect role model for Black attorneys | Michael Coard

By: - April 5, 2022

All Black attorneys know how systemically racist America is - Cecil Moore knew it, and did something about it.

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How much is $100 billion, really? | Robert Reich

By: - April 4, 2022

Here's one of the newest additions to the English language: 'Centibillionaires' -- people with $100B or more.

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Black Lives Matter protests are shaping how people understand racial inequality | Opinion

By: - April 3, 2022

Black Lives Matter was able to shift attention away from its protests and toward its agenda of building an anti-racist society.

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Private school vouchers provide students a better chance to excel? Prove it | Jay Bookman

By: - April 3, 2022

Voucher advocates think they can monetize everything. That's just not the case

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The Pa. House’s transgender sports ban will harm our youth — not help them | Opinion

By: - April 1, 2022

It’s not the job of a politician or a school to decide a student’s (or anyone’s) gender and put them in boxes.

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Early learning is vital to children’s development. Why is funding it such a struggle? | Opinion

By: - April 1, 2022

Affordable and accessible child care is the key to the pandemic economic recovery, and solving the workforce shortage.