One Fair Wage means a better life for millions of working Pennsylvanians | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2019

It’s time to give hard-working Pennsylvanians their first pay raise in more than 10 years.

When we end the brain drain, we become the Keystone State again | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2019

It's time for Pennsylvania to think big -- and to make some bold moves.

Welcome to Watergate 2.0 | Dick Polman

BY: - March 17, 2019

As was the case a generation ago, we need to remember that the eyes of history are upon us.

Consumer rights are worthless without enforcement | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2019

JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.

This is how the Sandy Hook lawsuit court victory opens cracks in gun makers’ immunity shield | Opinion

BY: - March 16, 2019

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.

National media should take this 2020 pledge: Cite your local sources

BY: - March 15, 2019

The New York Times recently made a visit to Old Forge in northeastern Pennsylvania to talk to failed state House candidate Frank Scavo and his supporters. Scavo’s race garnered national attention after the Scranton Times-Tribune and Capital-Star (that’s us) dug through his social media accounts and found numerous anti-Muslim statements as well as a post […]

The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and it’s staggering | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2019

Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.

Let Pennsylvanians decide: Put marijuana legalization on the ballot | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2019

The use of a ballot question to better understand how legalizing marijuana is viewed by a broader swath of Pennsylvanians would provide invaluable guidance as the legislature takes up this issue.

Operation Varsity Blues cheating scandal shows why elite colleges should use a lottery to admit students | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2019

The college admission cheating scandal recently announced by the Department of Justice shows why colleges should admit students via lottery, argues an expert on college admissions.

The Operation Varsity Blues college admission scandal grew out of a system that was ripe for corruption | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2019

The college admission scandal that involved big bribes, coaches and Hollywood actors grew out of a system that favors rich parents and gives coaches too much leeway in admissions, a Villanova University sociologist argues