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Report: Pa. has 2nd highest number of people in U.S. serving life without parole...

Black Pennsylvanians are 21 times more likely to be sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder than white people, research found.

America won’t find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz

We can’t and won’t all find God. But we can reconnect with each other within a beneficent universe.

Breakfast After the Bell programs reduce school absenteeism | Opinion

By Jacob Kirksey The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Making a healthy breakfast available to students not only can help alleviate hunger and improve concentration at school; it also...

Study: States’ personal income hit 20-year high in 2020 | Monday Morning Coffee

But without government support, most states would have sustained declines in personal income, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Pa. lawmakers just can’t resist comparing things to the Holocaust & Nazis. It’s time...

The Holocaust is not a rhetorical device to be manipulated and deployed against one’s political opponents, and to use it as such is contemptible.

This is Amy Coney Barrett’s supreme conflict of interest | Dick Polman

It’s hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has likely escaped your notice.

My family’s long-term care story – and what it says about the challenges we...

There's no one way to do it, but we need to do a better job of preparing families for the decisions that are coming.

Building Equity for All: To increase home values and correct injustice, start in Pa....

As our nation strives to correct racial inequities, greater state investment in education is an obvious starting point to ensure that all children attend good schools and have genuine opportunities to succeed.

We must join together to stop the hate against Asian Americans. Here’s how you...

If you think that these violent acts just impact the targeted person or Asians, you are wrong. It affects us all.

Bridge Out: Pa.’s census shortfall, explained | Editorial Cartoon

Despite a 2.4 percent increase in resident population, Pennsylvania could not beat out the growing population in other states to hold on to its 18 Congressional seats.