DACA in doubt after federal court ruling: 3 questions answered | Analysis
President Joe Biden has said his administration will appeal the ruling, and the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately could take the case.
I’m a child of Holocaust survivors. We have to stop our slide into totalitarianism | Chuck Ardo
My parents warned me that what happened in Germany could happen here. I fear I’m now watching it happen in slow motion.
Mr. Justice Breyer, Thank you for your service. Now please retire | Bruce Ledewitz
Breyer will not change the law by remaining on the court. But he might do so by resigning.
Don’t be surprised if the GOP tests its anti-crime message in Virginia. But will it work?
July is on its way toward being the deadliest month because of a grisly Independence Day weekend in which more than 150 people were fatally shot in 400 separate shooting incidents.
Medicare is headed for a crisis. We’re not ready – but there’s still time | Ray E. Landis
It is past time to shore up Medicare’s finances and reverse the drift toward its privatization.
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964. But the U.S. hasn’t changed how it measures who’s poor since LBJ began his war | Opinion
If the U.S. ever hopes to finally win the war LBJ began in 1964, the poor need to be seen in order for the government to lift them out of poverty.
Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman
“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.
A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools in Pa., nationwide
Some advocates want Congress to take the next step and create a formal truth commission. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the coming weeks plans to reintroduce legislation forming one.
For our future, Pa. needs a robust Civilian Conservation Corps | Opinion
Pa. needs a federal CCC because we need to close all our orphaned mine wells, replant all our trees, and transition our energy and transportation infrastructures.
Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t | Opinion
Critical race theory provides techniques to analyze U.S. history and legal institutions by acknowledging that racial problems do not go away when we leave them unaddressed.
N.Y. indictment is just the start of Trump’s troubles | Dick Polman
it always helps to remember that Al Capone was finally brought down not for murder, but for unpaid taxes.
What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July? | Frederick Douglass
In July 2020, as the United States found itself at a reckoning point on civil rights, the Capital-Star ran excerpts from a speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by the abolitionist and advocate Frederick Douglass in Rochester, N.Y., July 5, 1852. With that dialogue ongoing in 2021, we are continuing that embryonic tradition.