A pencil erasing the word 'woke' in red, from a piece of paper.

Campaigns to kill ‘wokeness’ are efforts to perpetuate racism, disenfranchisement

BY: - March 21, 2023

The word has a long history in the Black community for obvious reasons, but in recent years has been taken out of context.

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado speaks during a debate against Republican Colorado state Sen. Don Coram at the Sky Ute Resort and Casino in Ignacio on May 26, 2022. (William Woody for Colorado Newsline)

Boebert’s remarks about rural teen pregnancies dodge a deeper truth | Heather MacDonald

BY: - March 14, 2023

Teen parents are at increased risk for poverty, hunger, domestic violence, and depression.

President Joe Biden pitches his budget plan during an appearance in Philadelphia on Thursday, 3/9/23 (Screen Capture).

In Philly, Biden says he’s ready to meet with McCarthy ‘anytime’ on budget plan

BY: - March 9, 2023

The White House's spending plan asks for 25% tax on billionaires, boosts in domestic and defense spending.

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.

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?

Group of friends having fun

In our trying times, we need the healing power of humor more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - February 28, 2023

Life’s road is a bumpy one. Humor and laughter can help smooth out the ride.


What’s wrong with electing judges? Let’s start with everything | Dick Polman

BY: - February 27, 2023

I loathe the practice of electing high court judges. It happens in 22 states, including Pennsylvania, and it strikes me as sleaze incarnate.


Georgia grand jury confirms what we knew about Trump all along | Dick Polman

BY: - February 20, 2023

Bottom line: The weather is warming for most of us. But for Trump, winter is coming.

Now a political force, research shows GenZ voters crave information on candidates, issues

BY: - February 19, 2023

A generation shaped by mass shootings is looking for answers from policymakers.


My State of the Union lesson: Our voices matter just as much as those in power | Opinion

BY: - February 15, 2023

I was a guest at President Joe Biden's speech. I left feeling inspired and invigorated to raise my voice. I hope you’ll join me. 


Are you really surprised by Joe Biden’s State of the Union performance? | Dick Polman

BY: - February 13, 2023

What other Democrat is best-equipped to keep the GOP Visigoths away from the gates of power?

‘Finish the job’: Biden makes bipartisan pitch to divided Congress; Pa. lawmakers respond

BY: , and - February 8, 2023

'It’s time to make sure the wealthiest corporations finally pay their fair share in taxes,' U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., said.