The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right here in Pa. | Friday Morning Coffee
The U.S. Supreme Court is getting all the attention. But here's another reason why the states are critically important to the abortion rights fight too.
These students were once captives of Boko Haram. Now they’re finding new meaning to their lives in Pa. | Opinion
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
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
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
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
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
Wolf’s proposed mandate is the state’s attempt to narrow its embarrassing teacher pay gap while failing to address its underlying causes.
Report: Pa. Supreme Court asked to find the fine line between a Facebook post and a probation violation | Wednesday Morning Coffee
There's a reason no one pokes people on Facebook anymore
5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time | Opinion
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed ending daylight saving time in the Keystone State. A University of Washington scholar presents the counter-argument.
A viral video captured a travesty at Hazleton High School. It can’t be allowed to repeat itself | Opinion
We’re demanding answers and reforms. But have yet to get any.
Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that | Opinion
An economy-wide cap-and-trade program would allow Pennsylvania to take a market-based approach to climate change and carbon emission reductions.
There’s a measles outbreak in Washington State. Why are we still debating whether to vaccinate our kids? | John L. Micek
Thank the 'death of expertise' for this one.