Sick Leave Written on Notebook With Pill Blister Packs and Stethoscope

Pandemic prompts more states to mandate paid sick leave | Analysis

BY: - September 19, 2022

Seventeen states now have mandatory paid sick leave laws.

Of the 10 most child-friendly states, only one has attempted to ban abortion. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In states where abortion is banned, children and families already face an uphill battle | Opinion

BY: - September 16, 2022

States that take the strictest stands against abortion tend to have among the worst statistics on child and family well-being in the nation.


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.

Government benefits can reduce child poverty. DBenitostock/Moment via Getty Images

Child poverty estimates point to a record low in 2021 | Opinion

BY: - September 6, 2022

Here's how it could have been even lower.


The new labor movement might save America. This is why | Opinion

BY: - August 29, 2022

Unions promise a better life for workers, but in today’s climate they just might save our country, too.


Can the U.S. slide into authoritarianism? Yes. But we can avoid it if we try | Opinion

BY: - August 23, 2022

Truly, together as the United States of America, we are better than this.

Advocates look for new ways to fill city ‘food deserts’ | Analysis

BY: - August 15, 2022

An estimated 53.6M people live outside an easy walk or drive to a full-service grocery store.

“Putting the screws on him,” a cartoon by Udo J. Keppler, appeared in Puck magazine in 1904. President Theordore Roosevelt, pictured upper right, was a famous trustbuster. Image via Library of Congress.

We’ve fought monopoly power before — we can do it again | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2022

It’s critical to restoring democratic control over our economy.

Homeless camping bans are spreading. This group shaped the bills

BY: - August 10, 2022

The Cicero Institute is pushing a model with residency limits, bans on permanent encampments, and penalties for cities that refuse to remove them.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Democrats need to become anti-monopolists again | Opinion

BY: - June 6, 2022

We cannot address our economic, societal dysfunction without fighting back at the corporate overlords who have hijacked our democracy.

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What the GOP’s culture war is really about. And how it’s out of Putin’s playbook | Robert Reich

BY: - May 27, 2022

Both Putin and the far-right are trying to divert attention from the economic plunder by the ultra-rich

Bethlehem dangles tax breaks in special zone to developers who include affordable housing

BY: - December 5, 2021

To get the break, developers would have to set aside every 10th unit for persons deemed low, very low or extremely low income.