Commentary

EARLY VOTING - USE ONCE ONLY

Should you vote early in the 2022 midterm elections? 3 essential reads | Analysis

BY: - September 15, 2022

It’s important to check with your state’s election office, because different states have different deadlines and options available.

Pa.’s state prison staffing crisis shows no sign of ending | Opinion

BY: - September 15, 2022

It's time for lawmakers to come together to address the problem. Lives are on the line.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. voters deserve all the facts on those proposed constitutional amendments | Opinion

BY: - September 14, 2022

With abortion access and voting rights on the line, the Legislature needs to get way more transparent.

We’re Black leaders. Here’s how we’re closing a 228-year-old racial wealth gap | Opinion

BY: - September 14, 2022

We know that nothing grows without an investment. And investment without representation is just charity.

Lewis Howard Latimer, 1882/Exhibit in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Ill. (Image via The Philadelphia Tribune).

Meet Lewis Latimer, who made the light bulb longer lasting | Michael Coard

BY: - September 13, 2022

Latimer was an inventor, draftsman, engineer, and scientist as well as a poet, author, artist, flautist and philanthropist.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 13, 2022

Because we get so much of our news online, many Pennsylvanians did not see the advertisement of five proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that were published in Pennsylvania newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 1 — three months before the next general election as prescribed by the state constitution. If approved in the next legislative session, […]

How community organizing helps people thrive in challenging times | Opinion

BY: - September 12, 2022

The future seems bleak, but models exist all around us for building safer and more equitable spaces where people can thrive.

LATINO ID ART

Stop using ‘Latinx’ if you really want to be inclusive | Opinion

BY: - September 12, 2022

As a Mexican-born, U.S.-raised scholar, I agree with the official Argentine and Spanish stance on banning Latinx from the Spanish language – English, too.

9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a generation | Opinion

BY: - September 11, 2022

How do the attacks impact those who were too young to remember them or were not yet born when they happened?

OLDER PERSON COMPUTER ART

Why can’t we get a handle on scams targeting the elderly? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 11, 2022

Older adults, who are more used to face-to-face interactions, are particularly vulnerable.

Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Balmoral Castle

A monarch dies in the new century and a nation clatters on | Opinion

BY: - September 9, 2022

In a moment with little to say, eloquence must suffice.

These are the election-deniers on the Pa. ballot in 2022 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 9, 2022

A new report sheds light on the depth of election denial in the post-Trump GOP.