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Thanks to congressional inaction, schools will stop serving free lunch to all students | Opinion

By: - March 18, 2022

The pandemic fix was left out of a new federal spending package, potentially impacting millions of students.

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Putin’s brazen manipulation of language is a perfect example of Orwellian doublespeak | Opinion

By: - March 17, 2022

Orwell used '1984' to explore what happens when communication conforms to the desires of political power instead of demonstrable fact.

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Early childhood education is life-changing. We need to support those who teach it | Opinion

By: - March 17, 2022

The Legislature also needs to significantly increase investments in early childhood programs for children from birth to five.

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Decades later, FDR’s ‘four freedoms’ are on the line in Ukraine. They must be defended | Opinion

By: - March 16, 2022

The world is united for democracy and for calling out ego-driven autocrats and their lies.

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To build a better America, ensure everyone who needs health care can get it | Opinion

By: - March 15, 2022

Americans should have access to the care they need no matter where they live, what they look like or how much they make.

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The trial is done. What’s next for school funding in Pennsylvania? | Opinion

By: - March 15, 2022

All it takes to bring Democrats and Republicans together, apparently, are rules of evidence, billions of dollars, and the need to impress Pa.’s families and students.

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What’s going on with oil prices? It’s more complicated than you think | Opinion

By: - March 14, 2022

Price shocks aren’t new. Viewed historically, they are an integral part of oil market dynamics, not anomalies.

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This week is Sunshine Week. Here’s how you can shine the light on government | Opinion

By: - March 14, 2022

This Sunshine Week, perhaps more than any other, highlights the necessity of accountability in government at every level.

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Reparations are possible — they happened for Asian Americans | Opinion

By: - March 13, 2022

I’m sharing my grandmother’s map of a history that I couldn’t see, with the optimism that we can follow it toward a more just future for all.

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The GOP is the gallows party

By: - March 11, 2022

The longer violent rhetoric is allowed to persist the more actual violence is likely to occur.

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Putin’s war in Ukraine is a reminder: Maybe we’re not as divided as we think | Rob Schofield

By: - March 11, 2022

The world looks on anxiously to see if our national light bulb clicks on.

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Back to normal? Nothing ever stays the same. We should accept that | Jonathan C. Rothermel

By: - March 10, 2022

It is time for us to move on because we clearly have work to do.