Commentary

The U.S. House is going to vote on gun background checks. The pre-game among...

The majority-Democrat is expected to vote Wednesday on the first, major piece of gun-control legislation in two decades: A bill that would require universal background checks on all gun purchases.Writing in The Washington Post...

Pa. U.S Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick just passed a key gut-check test. Here’s why |...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.Remember these words - they may be the most important words uttered by any sitting member of Congress during this very young session:"This is much bigger than any one issue,...

Here’s how we write the next great chapter for southwestern Pa. | Opinion

When business, government, and academia unite to develop job-ready skills, our region wins.

Technology alone isn’t enough. We need well-trained poll workers to safeguard our elections |...

Machines and technology are only one part of safeguarding our elections.

The soaring cost of U.S. child care, in 5 charts | Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.

Did Jake Corman just signal a kinder, gentler #PaBudget season? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

The top Senate Republican sounds like he's looking for a deal already. Can he get one - and keep the rank-and-file happy?

The ‘Green Book’ is out of print, but its message still resonates today |...

The history behind the Best Picture winner. From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.

Trump’s Title X gag rule is an attack on the most vulnerable | Opinion

The irony of taking away family planning services in the name of reducing abortion is startling.

Trump is winning Latinos – that’s a problem for Dems | Monday Morning Coffee

As ever, Pennsylvania remains a key battleground.

Oversight committee session with Michael Cohen looks like an illegitimate show hearing | Opinion

Michael Cohen will soon testify before Congress about his work for Donald Trump. But the hearing's subject goes far beyond the committee's jurisdiction, which is government operations and activities.