Commentary

‘It could have been me’: Why we need to reform solitary confinement in Pennsylvania...

The trauma that solitary confinement inflicts upon individuals is unacceptable.

More white Americans still support the death penalty. There’s an unpleasant reason for that|...

Should all-white juries be permitted in death penalty cases involving black defendants?

Trump opened an Apple plant? Here’s what’s rotten at the core of that claim...

America's fact-challenged chief executive can't hide the fact that he hasn't revitalized manufacturing in the United States.

How attacks on Pennsylvania immigrants are an attack on all working people | Opinion

More than one in four homecare workers are an immigrant and over 18 percent are Latinx.

Pa. teachers have it wrong: Turzai’s Harrisburg vouchers bill will help kids | Opinion

Harrisburg students have suffered for years in inadequate schools. Marooning them without choices won't help them.

JFK’s Thanksgiving wish: That we’re ‘humbly grateful’ for what brings us together

From all of us at the Capital-Star, a very Happy Thanksgiving.

At Thanksgiving, what to know about your neighbors in need, and how to help...

Too many go hungry at the holidays. It doesn't have to be that way.

What’s behind McConnell’s support for coal miners’ pension bailout? Political self-preservation, most likely |...

The Senate's top Republican is up for re-election in 2020 and faces a stiff Democratic challenge.

Some pro tips on bridging the political divide at the holiday dinner table |...

It's no secret that we're a divided nation. An expert offers some tips to get through the holiday season without the annual argument over politics.