Commentary

Pa.’s ‘Better Angels’ COVID strategy is a failure. It’s time to bring the hammer...

Escalating cases. More deaths. What will it take for all of Pa. to fall into line with mask orders?

Counties need partnership, not partisanship for meaningful improvements to election policies | Opinion

Pennsylvania needs to talk about the administration of the 2020 election. This has to be nonpartisan. And counties have to be at the table.

This year’s divided electorate is a reminder of why we need workable, governing majorities...

America needs one of the two parties to become a durable governing majority. Each could, but each have flaws they need to overcome first.

Advice for Tom Wolf on dealing with the Legislature during the pandemic … from...

A former Pennsylvania journalist read Gov. Tom Wolf's doctoral dissertation, which is full of good advice for Gov. Tom Wolf during the pandemic.

Report: Pa. has 8th highest number of uninsured kids in the nation | Tuesday...

A new report asks us to imagine the locked door standing between kids and a healthy future. It offers the keys to a solution.

Pa. is in the throes of a COVID-19 recession. Wolf, lawmakers need to step...

No matter where we live, what we look like, whether we are native- born or immigrants, or whether we are struggling or getting by, the COVID-19 recession is a threat to all of us. 

7 things that President-elect Biden can achieve on health care | Opinion

President-elect Joe Biden has plenty of work ahead of him; reining in the out-of-control pandemic tops the list, and beyond that, there are significant challenges on health care in general.

Pa. needs to fix child abuse registry errors that turn into permanent barriers to...

The child abuse registry is a racial and economic justice issue that cannot be ignored. Pennsylvania must once again be a leader on removing unnecessary and onerous barriers to employment.

It’s Budget Week (again). Here’s what you need to know | Monday Morning Coffee

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have until Nov. 30 to get a budget deal to finish the 2020-21 fiscal year. Can it be done?

A new data-driven model shows that wearing masks saves lives – and the earlier...

Computer scientist Biplav Srivastava provides a demo of the simulation to show that earlier policies to recommend mask-wearing make a bigger difference on the spread of the coronavirus.