Commentary

What is Passover? Your four questions, answered

BY: - April 20, 2019

On Friday, at sundown, Jews all over the world celebrated the start of Passover, which runs for the next seven days. It is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. And while we may have missed your Friday night seder (our apologies), it’s still not too late to answer four, key questions […]

Marijuana legalization: The rare issue where women are more conservative than men | Analysis

BY: - April 20, 2019

Given the greater amount of time women spend caring for and worrying about their children, it’s perhaps not surprising that women’s political views are more affected than men’s by the experience of being a parent.

Why Bernie Sanders may not be able to count on Pa. in 2020 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 19, 2019

This is where the path to the nomination gets really bumpy.

I’m a schoolteacher: I shouldn’t have to work two jobs to make ends meet. Raise Pa.’s teacher minimum wage

BY: - April 19, 2019

I hope 2019 is the year when lawmakers and the governor throw us a lifeline by raising the minimum teacher salary.

With big PHRMA: Big profits, but few answers | Opinion

BY: - April 18, 2019

It’s clear PHRMA cares more about its next dollar than it does the livelihood and well-being of the residents who shell out large sums of money for their medication.

In the Pa. House, encouraging steps on criminal justice reform continue | John L. Micek

BY: - April 17, 2019

On criminal justice issues lately, there's been that rarest of all things: a through-line in policymaking; a recognition that action taken in one part of state government has ripple effects in other parts of state government.

Political polarization is just like the weather. Everyone complains. But what are we doing about it? | Opinion

BY: - April 17, 2019

We must decide whether to continue down the road we are on- away from consensus politics and stable governing – or we must turn back toward the moderate – centrist politics that allowed the country to thrive for almost two and a half centuries.

I’m a Mexican immigrant. Without a higher minimum wage, the American Dream is still out of reach | Latinx Voices

BY: - April 17, 2019

A Mexican immigrant came to the United States seeking a better life. After 20 years, her salary still doesn't reach $10 an hour. A higher minimum wage would elevate all workers.