Commentary

New report: Pa’s public health outcomes ‘generally lag’ the rest of the U.S. |...

Step slowly away from the cheesesteak and no one will get hurt.

Parkland, One Year Later: You’re either part of the problem or part of the...

We shouldn't be celebrating just because the U.S. House holds a hearing on gun violence. We're setting our expectations too low. And we owe our children more than that.

Parkland, One Year Later: This is what these South Florida high school shooting survivors...

To relive what I experienced every single day and be saddled with the guilt of survival, leads to an excruciating existence. But I know I’m not alone. All of us at MSD are inexorably linked to a frighteningly growing list of mass shooting survivors.

Who you calling an ‘off-year’ election? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Is there any campaign cycle that gets less love than the dreaded off-year election? Pity it. It's in a year that's not divisible by two. As a rule, there aren't any high-glam...

Sooner – and probably not later – the time for legal weed in...

There are plenty of obstacles to legal weed in Pa. But it's impossible to put off the debate any longer.

Pa. counties want safe and secure elections. The state needs to help make that...

Pennsylvania must break its historic cycle and find a different tomorrow, one where counties, the administration and the General Assembly work together to meet our state’s challenges.

Medicare for all? It’s not a matter of ‘whether’ we’ll have it, but ‘when’...

It is simply no longer viable or morally acceptable for millions of hard-working Americans to have to endure the fear and reality of being crushed by the worry of medical bills, debt, death and bankruptcy.

Beware the red menace … erm … or something | Tuesday Morning Coffee

Good Snowy Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. To hear President Donald Trump and some of our friends on the right tell it, socialists are the new American nightmare, lurking under every rock and crevice, copies of 'Das Kapital'...

This is where Wolf’s budget rhetoric meets reality | Both Sides Now

By Nathan Benefield Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, seeking opportunity. Meanwhile, we literally can’t pay businesses enough to come here....

Wolf’s budget plan will move Pa. forward – here’s how | Both Sides Now

The Legislature's Republican majority to recognize the practical and moral necessities of governing and enact this budget.