Commentary

‘Not qualified?’ No problem. Pa’s Toomey votes to confirm Trump’s anti-abortion federal court pick...

Sarah Pitlyk, who opposes abortion rights and IVF, has never tried a case, nabbing a "not recommended" rating from the American Bar Association.

The Top 10 Pa. political stories of the decade | Fletcher McClellan

Highs, lows and everything in between. The last 10 years of Pennsylvania politics put the best -- and worst -- that government has to offer, on show.

Payday lenders have embraced installment loans to evade regulations – but they may be...

Use of installment loans has grown dramatically in recent years – all without the regulatory scrutiny that tamped down on abuses in the payday loan market.

With House committee vote looming, advocate talks about the fate of probation reform: Monday...

The House Judiciary Committee is set to act today on a bipartisan bill aimed at closing the revolving door between probation and prison.

Snarky mockery of Joe Biden is sheer malarkey | Dick Polman

Young snarky lefties on social media think it’s hysterically funny that Biden loves the adjective enough to put it on his bus.

Pa.’s recently approved statute of limitations reform fell short. This is how | Opinion

We commend the survivors who have turned their suffering into activism, without whom these reforms would not be possible.

Who says we need a handheld cell phone ban? | Editorial Cartoon

State lawmakers are trying again for a ban on handheld cell phone use in Pennsylvania. Because, what could be wrong with using a cell while driving?

How Trump’s SNAP cuts will hurt people leaving prison, report | Friday Morning Coffee

The White House is helping to undo criminal justice reform, which it supports. It's another instance of failing to see the through-lines of policy.

Turning gray and going into the red: The true cost of growing old in...

More than 10 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet, with many going without necessary health care and basic needs as living costs rise.

Update Pa’s charter school law to foster innovation, bolster accountability | Opinion

We need transparency in the application process for charters, in the operations of charters, and in the oversight of charters.