Commentary

President Trump says there’s a crisis at the border. The data says something else...

President Donald Trump did an end-run around Congress last week, declaring a national emergency that will enable him to redirect roughly $8 billion from across the government to fund the construction of his much-ballyhooed...

Philly Mayor Kenney deleted years’ worth of text messages, report | Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers.So here's a reminder that text messages are, in fact, public records.The Inquirer reports this morning that 'old-school' Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has spent years deleting text messages from his...

When image trumps ideology: How JFK created the template for the modern presidency |...

Many subsequent presidents would follow the template he created, from Republicans Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump to Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency? | Analysis

Relying on the Constitution as a basis for emergency power is controversial, and less likely to stand up to meaningful congressional or judicial review.

Here’s what ‘Green New Deal’ advocates can learn from the 2009 stimulus | Opinion

An ambitious carbon tax could promote broad and deep economy-wide emission reductions today and the far-reaching innovation necessary to transform the energy foundation of the U.S. economy.

How many times are we going to bailout Three Mile Island? | Opinion

If consumers already paid to build Pennsylvania’s nuclear plants, and then paid off the debt on the nuclear plants, why does Three Mile Island need yet another bailout?

In Harrisburg, every day is Groundhog Day for bad ideas (and some good ones)...

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers.It wasn't a matter of "if," but rather, "when," abortion-rights opponents in the Pennsylvania General Assembly were going to launch this year's campaign against a woman's right to choose.On Wednesday,...

GOP’s Down syndrome bill is a reminder that states are the battleground over abortion...

The invasive bill that Klunk and Turzai want to forcibly deliver into law is most likely unconstitutional, practically unenforceable, and undeniably hypocritical.

This week, a celebration of everything that’s great about being ‘Black in the ‘Burg’...

(*This column has been updated to accurately identify the organization Young Professionals of Color. It was misidentified in an earlier version.)By Anwar Curtis February is Black History Month. I won't bore you with the back...

New report: Pa’s public health outcomes ‘generally lag’ the rest of the U.S. |...

Step slowly away from the cheesesteak and no one will get hurt.