Here’s how the FTC’s proposed ban on non-compete clauses would help workers | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2023

It would raise wages for low-income workers while letting employers choose who to hire.

Regulating ‘forever chemicals’: 3 essential reads on PFAS | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release a draft regulation limiting two fluorinated chemicals, known by the abbreviations PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water.

Pa.’s schools are falling apart. This is one thing we can do about it | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2023

This is not 'just' a local problem, or 'just' an urban or rural problem, it is a true statewide crisis

Teacher and students in a classroom.

‘Parental rights’ advocates don’t really trust parents | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - March 7, 2023

The only ones getting protection are the powerful interest groups that the politicians can trust to get them reelected.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rupert Murdoch said the quiet part about Fox News out loud | Dick Polman

BY: - March 6, 2023

The rajah of right-wing propaganda has been stripped bare.

Why the humble city bus is the key to improving U.S. public transit | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2023

Many U.S. cities are coming around to the idea that buses are the future of public transit and are working to make that vision real.

When it comes to transgender healthcare, we’re more in agreement than not | Mark Segal

BY: - March 5, 2023

By Mark Segal Last week found me in London for what turned out to be three major speaking events. It also came in the wake of what I believe is one of the most horrible of trans hate actions ever publicly reported in the United Kingdom: 16-year-old Brianna Ghey was killed when she was stabbed […]

George W. Norris Legislative Chamber (Courtesy of Unicameral Information Office)

Nebraska’s nonpartisan, one-house Legislature works just fine. Don’t change it | Opinion

BY: - March 5, 2023

A General Assembly free of partisanship puts the people first. Is there a lesson for Pa. here?

The next step in school funding: A rural-urban coalition to achieve educational equity | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2023

Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action.

Venus And Jupiter Conjunction

Venus, Jupiter and the humbling reminder of our own place in creation | John L. Micek

BY: - March 2, 2023

The two planets, in conjunction this week, will continue their endless – and ageless – transit across the night sky whether we’re here to look at it or not.

USE ONCE: U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., has been widely praised for going public about his need for treatment for depression (Alex Wong via Getty Images News/The Conversation)

When does clinical depression become an emergency? 4 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - March 2, 2023

The good news is that depression responds well to treatment.