Commentary

#MeToo: Here’s what Americans had to say about their experiences and beliefs | Analysis

BY: - May 14, 2019

The U.S. needs to prioritize its prevention for the benefit of all, regardless of gender, a scholar suggests.

This is what opioid abuse in Pennsylvania looks like | The Numbers Racket

BY: - May 13, 2019

From the courthouse to the halls of state government  -- and seemingly everywhere in-between -- Pennsylvania has made fighting the scourge of opioid abuse a priority over the last few years.

Here’s where Pa. falls short on protecting our due process rights | Opinion

BY: - May 13, 2019

This week on the Capital-Star, we’re exploring the idea of due process and how it intersects with state government — from legislation to investigations of state lawmakers. Have a thought? Let us know at [email protected] By Andy Hoover It’s accepted as conventional wisdom in civil liberties advocacy to avoid legal terms when communicating with people […]

Trump’s China tariff confusion: It won’t solve chronic trade deficits | Opinion

BY: - May 13, 2019

Bullying China into another meaningless trade deal that addresses the pet concerns of American corporations just isn’t going to get the job done. 

This is how we unleash the power of Latinx leadership | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2019

Diversity and inclusion go both ways. Institutions must provide us with the same access to opportunities, and we must be prepared to step up and take on those roles for the sake of our communities.

Mother’s Day 2019: A psychologist explains why Mom is the mother of all heroes | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2019

A good mother feeds you, protects you, loves you, helps you connect with others and encourages you to become your best self.

The road to measles elimination is predictable — but it can be rocky | Opinion

BY: - May 11, 2019

By Matthew Ferrari and Amy Winter The United States has seen more measles cases so far in 2019 than in any year since elimination was declared in 2000 – meaning the disease is no longer endemic in the country, spreading constantly throughout the year. This year’s American outbreak is dwarfed by those in Ukraine, Philippines, […]

Democrats have an early 2020 generic ballot edge … but | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 10, 2019

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So here’s some early good news for Democrats as they look to hold their edge in the U.S. House and perhaps build on their presence in the United State Senate: Ten months out from the Iowa Caucus, Democrats hold the same generic ballot edge heading into the critical 2020 cycle […]

Lawmakers are right not to fall for Exelon’s heavy-handed tactics | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2019

The issue is not that Exelon won't be making money if Three Mile Island closes. It's just that it won't be making as much money. That's not a good argument.