Commentary

Pa. Sen. Laughlin: Forensic probe of 2020 election will ‘further paranoid atmospherics’ | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2021

If two sides want to fight over a year-old election, I advise them to take it outside. We have real work to do in the Capitol.

Could the Golden Rule sway some vaccine skeptics? A new poll points to yes | Thursday Coffee

BY: - July 29, 2021

Hesitancy is down, according to a new poll. But significant barriers still remain.

When Americans recall their roots, they open up to immigration | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2021

Migration is a key component of the American story. Reminding people what they share with immigrants can help build support for more inclusive policies.

Americans are deserting the pews. How one simple step could reverse it | John A. Tures

BY: - July 29, 2021

Isn’t it true that you miss 100 percent of the fish you don’t cast your line out for?

Hoarding billions in stimulus dollars leaves small businesses behind | Opinion

BY: - July 28, 2021

If you ask the men and women struggling to keep the doors of their family business open, they’ll tell you they’re weathering the worst storm they’ve ever seen – and they need help now.

DEP steamrolling power plant approval is out of step with agency rhetoric | Opinion

BY: - July 28, 2021

The agency must reopen the public comment period for a proposed pipeline in Clinton County

States and schools should reinstate mask mandates | Trish Zornio

BY: - July 27, 2021

If we don’t act now, masks could become a long-term fashion accessory.

Should fully immunized people wear masks indoors? An infectious disease expert explains | Analysis

BY: - July 27, 2021

There is clear and mounting evidence that – though rare – breakthrough COVID-19 infections can occur, even in the fully vaccinated.

Pa.’s Casey: GOP voter suppression bills are ‘really just about white supremacy’ | Monday Coffee

BY: - July 26, 2021

In a Sunday TV interview, the Keystone State's senior senator suggests alternatives to abolishing the filibuster to move stalled voting rights bills.

Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2021

At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.

DACA in doubt after federal court ruling: 3 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - July 25, 2021

President Joe Biden has said his administration will appeal the ruling, and the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately could take the case.

I’m a child of Holocaust survivors. We have to stop our slide into totalitarianism | Chuck Ardo

BY: - July 25, 2021

My parents warned me that what happened in Germany could happen here. I fear I’m now watching it happen in slow motion.