The Supremes made the call on gerrymandering. The fix is up to the voters | Opinion
The Supreme Court has made it clear that the solution does not lie with federal judges.
How a GOP bill getting rid of straight-ticket voting will silence minority voters | Kadida Kenner
When the Republican-controlled General Assembly in Harrisburg is frothing at the mouth to enact voter reform, it should give everyone in the state pause. After all, it was then-House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, who infamously made remarks months prior to the presidential election of 2012 that newly enacted voter identification legislation, championed by his […]
The Top 5 Tweets that sum up our very weird #PaBudget Week | Friday Morning Coffee
Pictures speak way more than 1,000 words.
Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria: How much power does that powerful image have? | Opinion
By Nicole Smith Dahmen and Paul Slovic When the Associated Press published Julia Le Duc’s photograph of a drowned Salvadoran man, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, it sparked outrage on social media. According to Le Duc, Ramírez had attempted to cross the Rio Grande after realizing he couldn’t present himself […]
Why the General Assistance floor fight was an inflection point in state politics | Thursday Morning Coffee
History tends to side with the disruptors.
Is there room for a middle ground in the debate over abortion rights? | Bruce Ledewitz
We can explicitly recognize that the health and welfare of a pregnant woman are more important than the life of an unborn child. Also, where abortion is legal, we can stop short of requiring taxpayers to pay for it.
Thirty years after its release, Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ has lessons for Harrisburg and beyond | Anwar Curtis
Director Spike Lee's classic has lost none of its power with age. And the question it raises are just as vital and important as ever.
‘A very serious vote:’ A few scenes from Day 2 of Budget Week | Wednesday Morning Coffee
First rule of minimum wage club, don't talk about the minimum wage.
Lawmakers, Wolf need to reject this backdoor attempt to arm teachers | Opinion
This bill is misguided and dangerous and won't make our schools any safer.
How Pa.’s failure to raise the minimum wage will make the housing affordability crisis even worse | John L. Micek
Policy decisions, just like elections, have consequences.
Probation in Pa. keeps people trapped in the cycle of incarceration | Opinion
Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians languish on needlessly long and punishing probation terms and are in desperate need of this reform. We urge legislators to treat this issue with the urgency it deserves
Gov. Tom Wolf will get an on-time budget. But will he get a win? | Tuesday Morning Coffee
When the landslide brings you down.