Commentary

This important state policy change on sexual assault care is long overdue | Opinion

Hospitals need to have trained sexual assault examiners available at all times.

Pa. Senate Democrats: This is our plan to help Pennsylvanians living on the economic...

Fifty-one years after his death, it's more important than ever to keep the Rev. Martin Luther King's dream of economic equality alive for every Pennsylvanian.

Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans...

Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.

Incompetent? Definitely. Corrupt? Most probably. Which is Trump’s worst trait? | Opinion

Trump’s racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other disreputable traits have led us to disregard his abject lack of smarts and good judgment. 

How the ‘Fair Share Tax’ will restore fairness to our tax system | Opinion

The bottom 60 percent of income earners, on average, pay at nearly double the tax rate of what the richest Pennsylvanians pay on average.  Here's how to restore the balance.

This is the crisis in higher education in Pennsylvania | Fletcher McClellan

By Fletcher McClellanMay 1 is approaching – the deadline date for students to send deposits to the college of their choice. For students and their families, it is a time of pride and optimism.For...

Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable,’ Mr. President | John L....

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing -- all in the name of helping "the most vulnerable" Americans.But...

What happens when a big business tries to remake a neighborhood in its own...

Gentrification of dilapidated urban neighborhoods is a common driver of renaming -- just ask Philadelphia