Commentary

These students were once captives of Boko Haram. Now they’re finding new meaning to their lives in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2019

Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.

Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2019

For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.

In Harrisburg, ‘500 Men Reading Week’ encourages the growth of thousands of city school children | Anwar Curtis

BY: - March 8, 2019

It’s the second week of March – which means that ‘500 Men Reading Week’ is in full throttle here in Harrisburg. I was made aware of this initiative a few years ago through my now-good friend Jamar Johnson, who’s the co-chairman of this very important event taking place in schools across Harrisburg. Through this program, […]

Check out this map of America’s partisan bitterness | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 7, 2019

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you’re a regular watcher of cable news, then you’ve no doubt heard that Americans are more divided politically than at any point in recent memory. But just how divided are they? Well, thanks to the number-crunchers at The Atlantic, we now have a visualization of America’s partisan divide. The bottom […]

Opioid crisis shows partnering with industry can be bad for public health | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2019

The interests of pharmaceutical companies and public health are not the same. Industry dollars can distort research agendas, while framing health challenges and solutions in ways that benefit corporations.

Wolf’s teacher pay raise plan is a dubious prescription | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2019

Wolf’s proposed mandate is the state’s attempt to narrow its embarrassing teacher pay gap while failing to address its underlying causes.

5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed ending daylight saving time in the Keystone State. A University of Washington scholar presents the counter-argument.

Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

An economy-wide cap-and-trade program would allow Pennsylvania to take a market-based approach to climate change and carbon emission reductions.

What do you do when the doctors oppose Medicare for All? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 5, 2019

The debate is unfolding about as you'd expect it would.