Yes, we should be teaching critical race theory in public schools | Fletcher McClellan
In short, there is no critical race theory crisis in our public schools. It’s entirely made up. Just like the Big Lies about election fraud in 2020.
Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion
At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.
Once the beneficiaries of direct democracy, the GOP wants to kill it. Where should Pa. stand? | Fletcher McClellan
The question should not be whether to restrict popular initiatives and referenda. Instead, how should such processes be adopted and perfected in Pa. and elsewhere?
Pa. voters limited Wolf’s emergency powers. No good deed goes unpunished | Fletcher McClellan
Republicans will waste no time attempting to close the door on Wolf’s current authority, but what if another pandemic, linked either to a coronavirus variant or a new disease, should arise?
Biden a transformational president? We’ve heard It before | Fletcher McClellan
We will know that Biden has reconstructed politics if the American public believes government can be a solution to and not the cause of the nation’s ills.
Yes, the politics of a Capitol riot commission are tough. But it’s work that needs to be done | Fletcher McClellan
If a 1/6 Commission is not established, it will signal that an organized effort to terrorize a branch of government for the purpose of overturning the legitimate election of a president is only a crime of political passion.
The U.S. Senate is where democracy goes to die. It’s time to get rid of the filibuster | Fletcher McClellan
It’s time to stop filibustering the filibuster. Only the few will mourn its passing.
Intimate partner violence, Pa.’s silent pandemic, can be silent no longer | Fletcher McClellan and Paige Oustrich
By failing to recognize the short- and long-term effects the coronavirus pandemic poses to vulnerable populations, state and county governments in Pennsylvania have reinforced a silent pandemic of domestic violence.
Divided Biden stands, united he falls | Fletcher McClellan
President Joe Biden and Congressional Republicans each have very different definitions of unity. Can they find common ground?
America needs a smooth Trump-Biden handoff. It’s not going to get one. Why that matters | Fletcher McClellan
As discombobulated as the Obama-Trump transition was, the Trump handoff to President-Elect Joe Biden is far worse.
Tough or smart on crime? The paradox of criminal justice reform | Fletcher McClellan and Amanda Hafler
Following widespread protests this year over the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the presidential candidates accused each other of being both too soft and too hard on crime.
The 2016 prez race taught us there’s only one we can count on: Not counting on anything in 2020 | Fletcher McClellan
Experts tell you to ignore the day-to-day campaign outrages and focus instead on the fundamentals. Unless nothing is fundamental anymore.