Commentary

Incompetent? Definitely. Corrupt? Most probably. Which is Trump’s worst trait? | Opinion

BY: - April 24, 2019

Trump’s racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other disreputable traits have led us to disregard his abject lack of smarts and good judgment. 

How the ‘Fair Share Tax’ will restore fairness to our tax system | Opinion

BY: - April 24, 2019

The bottom 60 percent of income earners, on average, pay at nearly double the tax rate of what the richest Pennsylvanians pay on average.  Here's how to restore the balance.

This is the crisis in higher education in Pennsylvania | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - April 23, 2019

By Fletcher McClellan May 1 is approaching – the deadline date for students to send deposits to the college of their choice. For students and their families, it is a time of pride and optimism. For many colleges and universities, it is a time of high anxiety – programs, jobs, and even the survival of […]

Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable,’ Mr. President | John L. Micek

BY: - April 23, 2019

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing — all in the name of helping “the most vulnerable” Americans. But immigration activists and advocates for low-income Pennsylvanians say all the White House’s plan would do is leave thousands of children, […]

What happens when a big business tries to remake a neighborhood in its own image | Opinion

BY: - April 23, 2019

Gentrification of dilapidated urban neighborhoods is a common driver of renaming -- just ask Philadelphia

Can cannabis research save Pa’s struggling, post-industrial towns? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 22, 2019

It's about time someone made a Darling Buds reference.

Mapping the U.S. counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most | Analysis

BY: - April 22, 2019

Asthma is likely the most common chronic disease in childhood, according to the World Health Organization.

This is why they call it ‘Easter,’ and other things you didn’t know about the holiday | Analysis

BY: - April 21, 2019

Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.

Congress, don’t crush my American Dream, pass the Dream and Promise Act | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2019

Some 2.1 million Dreamers could be put on a pathway to citizenship through the legislation, according to published reports