Commentary

Pat Toomey plays ‘Hamlet’ on TV. The House is going to force him to...

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.Let's take a moment to consider the case of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.If we know one thing about the Lehigh Valley Republican, it's that he often plays it cagey, keeping his...

Americans have a blind spot on history. Here’s how to fix that | Opinion

The United States once led the world in international tests on history and government, but that’s fallen by the wayside for a variety of reasons.

The Pa., Pittsburgh & Philly jobs picture: Losing ground | Opinion

A conservative scholar takes a look at 10-year job changes across the state and in the Philly and Pittsburgh regions.

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.

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.