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Pa. requires libraries in prisons. But not in schools. Why? | Opinion

By Debra E. KachelAll students are assessed on the same scale for standardized tests. If this were truly fair, shouldn't they also have access to the same educational resources with which to learn? An education...

Rush Limbaugh deserves your thoughts and prayers. The Medal of Freedom? Not so much...

there can be no possible re-writing of Limbaugh’s history that makes permissible the reconfiguring of his decades-long legacy of boombox bigotry.

It’s budget season. Let the games begin | Editorial Cartoon

Gov. Tom Wolf rolled out a $36.05 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1. It's a 4.22 percent increase over current, approved spending.

The economic impact of immigration, state by state. How did Pa. do? | Friday...

The short answer? Immigrants are good for the economy.

Voter faith in the DNC was fraying in 2016; Iowa unravelled it entirely |...

It is hard to see how the Iowa Caucuses keep their lead position.The Iowa Caucuses seem dead. And Tom Perez and the DNC are to blame.

Why civility in politics is harder than you think | Opinion

People say they want everyone to have polite exchanges of views, even during important political debates. That's a tall order.

America’s last statesman? Why Mitt Romney’s impeachment speech matters | John L. Micek

(*This column has been updated to correct U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney's vote on the impeachment articles)When future historians look for the last, documented instance of Republican political courage in the Trump imperium, they’ll look...

Gun safety group Everytown launches $250K digital ad campaign in Pa. | Thursday Morning...

'If they want to keep their jobs, they need to do the right thing,' advocate says as Harrisburg sits on gun violence bills.

#PaBudget 2020: Wolf, lawmakers need to shore up Medicaid funding | Opinion

Across the country, long-term care providers are closing their doors as a result of chronic Medicaid underfunding

Pa.’s primary problem? We’re still too late to have a say for POTUS. Will...

The bill is good for voters because it increases convenience. But lawmakers would have to scramble to get onto the ballot. And we can't have that, right?