Commentary

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related...

By Joel Segel, Douglas L. Leslie, Gary Zajac, Max Crowley, and Paul L. MorganThe devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected.And Americans...

Some counties are paying a lot more for less secure voting machines | Friday...

A new analysis from Pitt Cyber and Citizens for Better Elections finds that some county voters are paying nearly double for new voting machines compared to their neighbors.

Wolf plans executive order on gun violence, as Philadelphia reels from shooting | Thursday...

Good morning, fellow seekers. John is taking a well-deserved vacation, which means it's up to me — Associate Editor Sarah Anne Hughes — to get your morning going with an abbreviated version of the Coffee.Don't...

Is Trump our ‘new normal’ in American politics? And what does it mean long-term?...

Can Trump win reelection despite the historical disjunction between his low ratings and the very good economy?

Three years and three reminders: Iran must free American citizen Xiyue Wang |...

By Jonathan C. RothermelThis past Aug. 7 marked the three-year anniversary of the unjust detention of an American citizen in Iran. For most Americans, it’s just another day, but for Xiyue Wang and his...

Not banning weapons of war? That’s an assault on common sense | John L....

The United States banned these weapons for a decade, from 1994 to 2013. We need a new ban. And we need it now.

Hahnemann is too important to close. Our leaders must fight for it | Opinion

Until we have universal health coverage, Hahnemann’s closing is a disaster we must avoid at all costs. 

It’s time for Pa. to invest in public health by fighting Hep A |...

We need to invest in local and state public health departments. We need to invest into frontline workers who go out into the communities most affected by these outbreaks and connect individuals not only to medical care but also to social services. We need to invest into our communities. And we need to do so now.