Commentary

Congrats on the baby — now pay up | Opinion

BY: - October 12, 2021

'Only you and your doctor can decide what’s best for you,' the letter read.  Funny, because it doesn’t feel that way.

Honoring the past to find a new way forward on National Coming Out Day | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2021

Coming out isn’t done for others. It is done for ourselves, to step into our authenticity. Because we all want to be seen. We all want to be seen for who we know ourselves to be, not for who we are expected to be.

‘We Don’t Accept That’: Immigrants’ rights group wants action now on reform | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 11, 2021

Congress has fumbled immigration reform for decades. One Pennsylvania advocacy group is long past tired of waiting.

Goodbye to the high church of social media. It’s been fun, but not really | Alanah Davis

BY: - October 11, 2021

I like this new reality and the control over how I feel. I’m not absorbing unnecessary toxicity or ridicule. And I think everyone deserves that freedom.

How land acknowledgments meant to honor indigenous people do the opposite instead | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2021

The historical and anthropological facts demonstrate that many contemporary land acknowledgments unintentionally communicate false ideas about the history of dispossession and the current realities of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Here’s the cost of not spending $3.5T to transform Americans’ lives | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 10, 2021

Yes, it's expensive. But inaction on climate change, education will cost us far more.

The debate on Latino vs. Latinx vs. Hispanic is the song that never ends | Rebecca Rivas

BY: - October 10, 2021

Imagine trying to find a term to categorize an entire nation of people whose roots stem from Latin-American countries, which all have distinct cultures, foods and feelings about their relationship to the United States.

Report shows risk for Dems losing blue-collar voters in Pa., other states | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 8, 2021

'We cannot elect Democrats up and down the ballot, let alone protect our governing majorities, if we don’t address those losses,” the report's author, Richard J. Martin, a Democratic campaign veteran, wrote.

Parents always know best? I sure didn’t | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

We are all learning about COVID-19 together. Nobody automatically knows best. There is no wisdom involved in the act of conceiving a child.

Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.

‘What brings you here?’: The pandemic, time, and not letting the moments go | John L. Micek

BY: - October 7, 2021

Standing in the Gulf, the sun warm on my back, wrapped in memories and family. I had all the answer I needed.

The Top 3 ways the debt ceiling debate hits home in Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2021

The debate isn't academic. A failure to reach a deal would have hit Keystone Staters right in their wallets