Commentary

POLICE PROTEST ART

What Congress can — and can’t — do about fixing local policing | Opinion

BY: - February 1, 2023

Tyre Nichols' death has prompted renewed calls for reform. The real change happens at the state and local level.

DeFoor’s clumsy audit papered over the truth about school districts’ finances | Opinion

BY: - February 1, 2023

The claim that school districts are moving money from one account to another is a nefarious act is misleading at best and disingenuous at worst.

El centro de detención de inmigrantes del Berks Co. finalmente está cerrado. ¿Qué sigue?

BY: - January 31, 2023

Opinión: Los funcionarios deben convertir la antigua prisión en un espacio que apoye a las familias locales y satisfaga las necesidades de la comunidad.

Berks County’s immigrant detention center is finally closed. The work isn’t over | Opinion

BY: - January 31, 2023

Officials should convert the onetime prison into a space that supports local families and meets the community’s needs.

The Union League building on South Broad Street in Philadelphia (VisitPhiladelphia/The Philadelphia Tribune).

Black members of Philadelphia’s Union League face a test | Michael Coard

BY: - January 31, 2023

Are they scared and selfish? Or are they courageous self-respecting African Americans?

If you thought Donald Trump was the worst, give Mike Pompeo a look | Dick Polman

BY: - January 30, 2023

Many Republicans want to leave Donald Trump in the dust. The bad news is so many of them are just as odious.

Natural gas tanks in oil refinery against clear sky

How to make your voice heard on the EPA’s proposed methane rule | Opinion

BY: - January 30, 2023

These emissions are fueling the climate crisis and harming our health at the same time.

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Antisemitism is on an appalling rise. Why we must never forget | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - January 29, 2023

Trips to European cities, each touched by the Holocaust, remind us that we forget history at our peril.

It’s time to put our money where our mouth is on raising the minimum wage | Opinion

BY: - January 29, 2023

All of Pa.'s neighboring states have raised their wage. The commonwealth is out of excuses.

To really fix Harrisburg we need to fix the Pa. Constitution | Patrick Beaty

BY: - January 27, 2023

As Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi said, 'Harrisburg is broken.' Fixing it will require long-term solutions. 

Inflation hasn’t increased U.S. food insecurity overall, according to our new tracker | Analysis

BY: - January 27, 2023

Over the course of 2022, between 11% and 15% of those living in the U.S. struggled with securing their next meal.

LGBTQ kids need protection from bullies and violence, not adults targeting and bullying them too

BY: - January 26, 2023

LGBTQ people and our allies have to be constantly vocal and vigilant in standing up against the bullies. We are funnier, smarter, and stronger than them.