Commentary

Nothing but racism explains Black women’s higher rate of horrible birth stories | Jarvis...

Focus on what that says about White providers. If we assume they’re no less competent than Black providers, what — other than racism — explains more Black babies dying on their watch?

The propaganda is the point: Fla.’s DeSantis proves the GOP isn’t interested in governing...

All of which makes Florida’s DeSantis the perfect public face of the GOP as it is now: Obsessed with hanging onto power, fact-averse, representing an ever-shrinking coalition, and loyal, not to the American public, but to the sad, strange old man who can’t accept that he lost.

Wolf: Pa. voters need to ‘think carefully’ about emergency powers amendments | Friday Morning...

There will be Republican governors in the future, I’m not sure you want to hamstring a governor of any party,' Wolf warned in remarks taped for broadcast on Sunday.

Pa.’s waitlist system is an injustice to its disabilities community | Opinion

It is unacceptable to leave a vulnerable community waiting indefinitely on services they need to survive. 

Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally their base |...

A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.

‘Democracy requires full representation’: Group pushes for racially equitable redistricting | Thursday Morning Coffee

'The way to really build transformative power is through collective liberation and partnership,' activist Salewa Ogunmefun said.

How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning...

The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.

Pa.’s volunteer fire departments are in crisis. How Pa. lawmakers are moving to help...

In 1970, there were about 300,000 volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania. That number has plummeted to 38,000 today.

Pa. House panel moves to make take-out cocktails permanent | Wednesday Morning Coffee

If you loved your curbside margs, you're going to love this news.