Commentary

Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish private health insurance. Uh Oh. | Dick Polman

Elizabeth Warren wowed the liberal base, but she may have teed up the GOP's top attack ad and rendered herself less electable.

The Supremes made the call on gerrymandering. The fix is up to the voters...

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the solution does not lie with federal judges.

So the thing about straight ticket voting is … | Editorial Cartoon

Lawmakers have passed a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting. Not everyone is thrilled about that.

How a GOP bill getting rid of straight-ticket voting will silence minority voters |...

When the Republican-controlled General Assembly in Harrisburg is frothing at the mouth to enact voter reform, it should give everyone in the state pause.After all, it was then-House Majority  Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, who...

Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria: How much power does that powerful image have?...

By Nicole Smith Dahmen and Paul SlovicWhen the Associated Press published Julia Le Duc’s photograph of a drowned Salvadoran man, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, it sparked outrage on...

Is there room for a middle ground in the debate over abortion rights? |...

We can explicitly recognize that the health and welfare of a pregnant woman are more important than the life of an unborn child.  Also, where abortion is legal, we can stop short of requiring taxpayers to pay for it.

Thirty years after its release, Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ has lessons for...

Director Spike Lee's classic has lost none of its power with age. And the question it raises are just as vital and important as ever.

‘A very serious vote:’ A few scenes from Day 2 of Budget Week |...

First rule of minimum wage club, don't talk about the minimum wage.