Commentary

The Wolf administration’s jaw-dropping Supreme Court filing | Opinion

BY: - August 4, 2022

On Thursday, to much fanfare, the administration announced that it had asked the state supreme court to invoke its universal jurisdiction to declare the Legislature’s effort to put abortion’s place in the Pennsylvania Constitution on the ballot inherently unconstitutional.

Ending direct file: A step toward providing unwavering care to all our young people | Opinion

BY: - August 4, 2022

I spent so much time in isolation once I first arrived in the jail that I had trouble adjusting to being in the population. When I was finally let out, it was difficult for me to socialize because I had constantly been in survival mode. It was extremely challenging for me to connect with others in a meaningful way. Before I went to prison as a child, I had never experienced anxiety, depression, or thoughts of self-harm. More than a year after my release, I still struggle with the psychological side effects of my confinement.

Bill Russell and Nichelle Nichols and their greatest roles you may not know | John A. Tures

BY: - August 3, 2022

What Bill Russell and Nichelle Nichols showed us is that they were truly great in their roles (the kids all say you’re The GOAT nowadays). But both did more than simply excel in their respective talents. Each went well out of their comfort zones to be a role model in other ways, whether it was in acting, coaching, or recruiting for the real deal. And the USA is better for their trailblazing efforts.

This week is a good time to be a Pennsylvania Democrat | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 3, 2022

As a result, Democrats are now leading the 538 midterm estimates of which party will win the U.S. Senate. Republicans are still favored to take over the U.S. House of Representatives.

Inflation is spiking around the world – not just in the United States | Opinion

BY: - August 2, 2022

Meanwhile, annual inflation in Germany and the U.K. – countries with comparable economies – ran nearly as high: 7.5% and 8.2%, respectively, for the 12 months ending in June 2022. In Spain, inflation has hit 10%.

This is the right moment for the Democrats to run a fiscal hawk | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - August 2, 2022

A balanced budget is the way to bring back the working class, especially voters of color.

Rupert Murdoch is scraping you-know-who off the sole of his shoe | Dick Polman

BY: - August 1, 2022

But before any of us cheers Murdoch’s takedown of Trump, let’s all be careful what we wish for.

Gilda Soosay, president of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish Council in Maskwacis, Canada, where Pope Francis visited the site of a state school for Indigenous children. Cole Burston/AFP via Getty Images

Christianity was a major part of Indigenous boarding schools. Why that matters | Opinion

BY: - August 1, 2022

Christianity’s central role is responsible for lingering resentment today, and many Indigenous people, me included, question whether the pope’s apology fell short in holding the church responsible.

The GOP’s claims about gas prices, the economy are running on empty | Ray E. Landis

BY: - July 31, 2022

When Trump talks about the country “going to hell” there should be a large video screen with his image staring back at him.

How Amazon, Starbucks and other companies fight unions | Robert Reich

BY: - July 31, 2022

Big corporations are fighting dirty to keep their workers from organizing – and they’re still losing. What if they fought by the rules?

Here’s how broken Washington is: Democrats agreeing with each other is big news | John L. Micek

BY: - July 29, 2022

Our pugilistic politics are exhausting the voters — who rightfully expect better. But how to get there?

Dems to launch statewide tour, arguing GOP is ‘too extreme’ for Pa. voters | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 29, 2022

The tour kicks off in Philadelphia today, followed by events across Pa.