Commentary

How are Trump appointees are shaping Philly’s 3rd Circuit Court? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 17, 2022

The appellate court's rulings haven't 'dramatically' changed, but there have been noticeable differences, according to a published report.

NPR showed us the best way to interview a totalitarian liar | Dick Polman

BY: - January 17, 2022

The lesson: Don't back down in the face of the Big Lie.

Prison Gerrymandering: Who counts in Pennsylvania? That depends on who’s counting | Opinion

BY: - January 17, 2022

Incarceration should not obliterate civic engagement – or inflate long-standing imbalances of power.

Unable to win the battle of ideas, Pa. Republicans are damaging the state Constitution | Opinion

BY: - January 16, 2022

There's nothing small-d democratic about this process at all.

To honor MLK’s legacy, pass voting rights.  Democrats and Republicans will benefit | Opinion

BY: - January 16, 2022

It's a win-win for both parties. There's no reason not to get it done.

Here’s why spending $2T won’t make inflation worse than it already is | Opinion

BY: - January 14, 2022

I'm an economist. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to President Joe Biden's domestic agenda is misguided.

Poll: Disability service industry cut services in face of staffing shortage | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 14, 2022

The industry says it has spent months pleading for help from the Wolf administration.

Show medical workers you care: Wear a mask, get vaccinated, be unselfish | Roger Chesley

BY: - January 14, 2022

Exhausted by the pandemic, the health-care sector has lost nearly half a million workers since February 2020.

About the GOP’s historical amnesia on voting rights | John L. Micek

BY: - January 13, 2022

There is only one party actively working to disenfranchise Black voters and voters of color. Any other argument is a distraction.

Allegheny Co.’s decision to suspend trials didn’t surprise local lawyers | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 13, 2022

Lawyers say they're concerned about scheduling and the prioritization of cases, according to a published report.

It’s up to Democrats in Pa. and D.C. to defend democracy. So far, that isn’t happening | Opinion

BY: - January 13, 2022

Just as surely as history repeats itself, the American Experiment is at risk of failing. But history also points the way to its salvation.