Commentary

Trump’s attacks on Biden’s age play into unfair stereotypes. That will cost him votes...

The ugliness has reached the airwaves in Central Pennsylvania in the form of campaign commercials. We’ve come to expect Political Action Committees (PACs) that technically are not affiliated with a specific candidate to air misleading and unfounded ads, and we are now seeing those broadcast on local television. 

The only plausible excuse for asking women to ‘take one for the team’ |...

Under those circumstances, the following conversation is neither a pure fantasy nor, of greater importance, a concession to some misogynistic trope that women are incapable of getting the job done.  While contemplating this hypothetical exchange troubles us greatly as it once again asks women to wait in line, does it not conceivably provide us with a virtual certainty come November and a true national hero to assist the Executive branch in restoring dignity and competence to a severely damaged Presidency.  

Coronavirus and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board | Editorial Cartoon

Pennsylvania's state liquor stores remained closed for much of the COVID-19 emergency, raising the privatization debate again.

Political seer Sabato says Pa. ‘leans Democrat’ in critical Electoral College fight | Friday...

With polls showing Joe Biden with leads in key battleground states, here's some more bad news for Trump in a state he badly needs to carry in 2020.

Tell Casey, Toomey to pass the HEROES Act to help public employees | Opinion

There is a direct tie between funding public services and pandemic recovery. Passing the HEROES Act benefits our citizens and our local economies.

Pa.’s public schools are bleeding money because of the pandemic. It’s time to fix...

For those people who believe our public schools are profiting from the pandemic, a potential train wreck of public education is a good thing.

The Leg did the right thing on police reform. The work is just starting...

The moment demanded action. Lawmakers rose to the challenge. But the work is never over. The real challenge of dismantling systemic racism still lies ahead.

Monuments honor our ideals. The confederacy doesn’t honor our ideals. The statues have...

By John MessederAt the site of a battle that became the beginning of the end of a war to decide whether any men should be allowed to own other human beings, we still...

Want to really thank essential workers? Give them a raise | Aryanna Hunter

Pennsylvania hasn't raised its $7.25 an hour minimum wage in 13 years. If we mean what we say about essential workers, it's past time to raise it.

In one deranged press release, Metcalfe gets everything wrong about mask-wearing | Wednesday Morning...

In one dangerous press release, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe tries to undermine the public health benefit of wearing a mask. He's wrong. But he's hardly alone.