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We can’t overlook the danger posed by Christian nationalists | Chuck Ardo

By: - April 28, 2022

Although they describe themselves as “patriots,” Christian nationalists reflect an un-American view that only their conservative interpretation of Christianity and its role in the political and social life of the country is valid.

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America has the best politicians money can buy. Let ‘em show it | Frank DeFilippo

By: - April 28, 2022

Let's treat our pols like NASCAR treats its drivers. Put sponsorships patches on their suits, so we know where they stand.

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Beware the slow motion coup. Here’s how you can stand up for democracy | Robert Reich

By: - April 27, 2022

Volunteer to be a poll worker or join a campaign. From school boards to secretaries of state, every position matters.

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Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Misinformation is deadly. What are we going to do about it? | Kathie Obradovich

By: - April 26, 2022

All of us have some responsibility for this serious threat to society. And all of us need to do something about it.

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Automatic or the people? | Opinion

By: - April 25, 2022

Automation is already here: What is our responsibility to the people and communities left behind?

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National Minority Health Month shines a light on glaring gaps in health equity | Opinion

By: - April 25, 2022

When the people who make up the backbone of our community are not well, Pennsylvania is not well.

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Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train? 4 essential reads to help you decide | Analysis

By: - April 24, 2022

When he was asked whether people should wear masks on planes, President Joe Biden replied: 'That’s up to them.'

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GENDER QUEER BOOK ART

No, actually, book bans don’t sell books | Opinion

By: - April 22, 2022

They just as often keep books from the readers who need them most.

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The choice to legalize recreational cannabis isn’t as easy as proponents say it is | Opinion

By: - April 22, 2022

The expectation that adults would legally use marijuana, while children would not, is clearly misguided.

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Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion

By: - April 21, 2022

A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.

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We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion

By: - April 21, 2022

Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.

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Health insurance coverage for kids through Medicaid and CHIP helps their moms too | Analysis

By: - April 20, 2022

It contributes to family stability and encourages healthier behavior, researchers found.