Commentary

Another sign that it’s tax season | Editorial Cartoon

Another year, another stab at tax reform.

Let’s hear it for the women of the Democratic Party | Sean P. Quinlan

Democrats may have lost the White House in 2016 - but they scored a victory when thousands of women rose up to run for office.

Scotty, can you hear them? Indivisible group says U.S. Rep. Perry isn’t answering town...

What if they threw a Congressional town hall and no one came?

Republicans created their Trumpenstein monster. It’s up to them to do something about it...

Differences of opinion are to be welcomed.  But all views should share a common sense of decency.

One-party rule in 49 state legislatures is the single biggest argument for gerrymandering reform...

The majority of US state legislatures are controlled by Republicans because legislative districts are drawn to favor them. Voters are catching on, but change will be slow.

Another flawed case: Pa’s death penalty is broken and lawmakers need to abolish it...

(*Updated: The headline for this story has been updated to accurately reflect that, while Orlando Maisonet's death sentence has been vacated, he has not yet been exonerated)Why does Pennsylvania even bother having a death...

This is how we ‘break the chainz’ on criminal justice reform | Opinion

A bill now before the Pennsylvania Senate, co-sponsored by a Philadelphia Democrat and a western Pennsylvania Republican, is a first step toward a more just system.

Charter schools exploit lucrative loophole that would be easy to close | Both Sides...

Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.