Commentary

How the college admissions scandal hurt students with disabilities | Opinion

If the players in the scandal can fake diagnoses, students with real disabilities are the victims.

Did the assault weapons ban reduce mass shootings? Just look at the data |...

By John A. TuresFormer Vice President Joe Biden recently penned a New York Times column calling for the assault weapons ban to be reinstated. Critics argue that the ban did nothing to stop crime,...

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related...

By Joel Segel, Douglas L. Leslie, Gary Zajac, Max Crowley, and Paul L. MorganThe devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected.And Americans...

Some counties are paying a lot more for less secure voting machines | Friday...

A new analysis from Pitt Cyber and Citizens for Better Elections finds that some county voters are paying nearly double for new voting machines compared to their neighbors.

Wolf plans executive order on gun violence, as Philadelphia reels from shooting | Thursday...

Good morning, fellow seekers. John is taking a well-deserved vacation, which means it's up to me — Associate Editor Sarah Anne Hughes — to get your morning going with an abbreviated version of the Coffee.Don't...

Is Trump our ‘new normal’ in American politics? And what does it mean long-term?...

Can Trump win reelection despite the historical disjunction between his low ratings and the very good economy?

Three years and three reminders: Iran must free American citizen Xiyue Wang |...

By Jonathan C. RothermelThis past Aug. 7 marked the three-year anniversary of the unjust detention of an American citizen in Iran. For most Americans, it’s just another day, but for Xiyue Wang and his...

Not banning weapons of war? That’s an assault on common sense | John L....

The United States banned these weapons for a decade, from 1994 to 2013. We need a new ban. And we need it now.

Pa. ranks 38th in the nation for early childhood education programs, report | Wednesday...

Despite strides, the state still has ground to make up.