Commentary

COVID-19 outbreak and climate change: Coping with an existential crisis and its deniers |...

A common element in these two crises is the polarization of public opinion. Confirmation bias plays a big role in this problem.

A big reason we’re social distancing | Editorial Cartoon

People aged 60 and older, those with chronic illnesses and diminished immunity are most at-risk for infection. Stay safe. Stay calm. And stay home.

How to maintain your physical and mental health during coronavirus | Opinion

Without all of us changing our behavior, those who are more likely to experience severe outcomes will have negative health outcomes.

Pennsylvania’s primary is now officially irrelevant. But it may tell us much about November...

Only a major gaffe or unthinkable surprise will prevent Joe Biden from winning the Democratic presidential nomination against U.S. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

I’m a University of Pittsburgh senior: This is how COVID-19 changed things for me

Senior year is a big deal. It’s the year you decide what you want to do. Unfortunately, for me and other college students, COVID-19 had other plans.

Coronavirus quarantines and your legal rights: 4 questions answered | Thursday Morning Coffee

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.Pennsylvania is now up to 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the state, sadly, has seen its first fatality, a resident of Northampton County. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, announced he'd gone...

Coronavirus reminds Americans that the pursuit of happiness is tied to the collective good...

As COVID-19 spreads, a political philosopher argues that it's time to learn that individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.

Wolf, lawmakers need to act now to deliver COVID-19 relief to all, not just...

It’s time for our leaders to help all of us -- not just the richest 1 percent and a handful of huge corporations with smart programs and spending.

These states are waging the most aggressive fight against COVID-19. How did Pa. do?...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.When it comes to fighting the ever-expanding public health menace that is COVID-19, there's little doubt that state officials from coast to coast are putting in long hours and going...

With RGGI, Pa. has a chance to show leadership in the new energy...

By Joeseph Otis Minott Pennsylvania has always been an energy leader. The United States’ oil and gas sector can trace its roots back to the commonwealth, and coal has played a significant part in Pennsylvania’s industrial...