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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.

‘This wasn’t about the wall:’ On ‘Meet the Press,’ U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey defends vote against Trump’s emergency declaration

BY: - March 17, 2019

The vote was about protecting the separation of powers, the Pennsylvania Republican said.

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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.

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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.

‘We have reached a crisis point:’ Montgomery County Democrats call on Sen. Daylin Leach, who’s fighting sexual assault allegations, to resign

BY: - March 16, 2019

Without exaggeration Party members have described your lashing out, lack of judgment, and tone-deafness as examples of behavior not becoming a state senator and leader of our Party,” the letter reads.

Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

This is every way the state Senate plans to reform criminal justice this session

BY: - March 16, 2019

Over the last decade, lawmakers from both political parties have worked to overhaul punitive criminal justice practices.

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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.

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So about that higher education funding problem | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 16, 2019

We're just singing the (Operation) Varsity Blues.

Senate says defamation lawsuit against Leach accuser will not affect investigation

BY: - March 15, 2019

As a state senator’s defamation lawsuit against a woman accusing him of sexual assault advances through court, Democratic Senate leaders in Harrisburg insisted this week it won’t affect their independent investigation of the accuser’s claims. Cara Taylor, 44, sparked an investigation by Senate Democrats earlier this year when she said that state Sen. Daylin Leach, […]

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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 […]

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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.