Commentary

The 3 reasons why Americans fall for politicians’ lies about statistics | Opinion

Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.

This is why Pa. needs tougher mandatory sentences to fight fentanyl abuse | Opinion

It is time we take serious action to get not only the dealers but the actual fentanyl off our streets.

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.