‘A People’s Budget:’ Activists rally at the Capitol for a higher minimum wage, free college, and better school funding

BY: - April 17, 2019

'Estamos listos para este poder?' -- 'Are you ready for this power?' one activist asked.


I’m a Mexican immigrant. Without a higher minimum wage, the American Dream is still out of reach | Latinx Voices

BY: - April 17, 2019

A Mexican immigrant came to the United States seeking a better life. After 20 years, her salary still doesn't reach $10 an hour. A higher minimum wage would elevate all workers.


Congress needs to step up to protect Pa.’s Dreamers | Opinion

BY: - March 27, 2019

This is an issue that transcends politics and party.


One nation under who? New poll paints perilous picture for American pluralism | John L. Micek

BY: - February 22, 2019

America has a bunch of foundational myths — George Washington and his famed cherry tree; the belief that anyone can get ahead if they just work hard enough; and the stubborn belief that our occasionally sputtering constitutional republic is still more exceptional than any other nation on Earth. They’re core to our conception of ourselves […]

As 15 states sue Trump over border wall, Pa. AG Josh Shapiro ‘won’t hesitate to take action’ if state loses money

BY: - February 18, 2019

Attorneys general in 15 states, led by California, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump’s effort to build a wall at America’s southern border with Mexico, even though Congress had not authorized the money for it. But not, surprisingly, Pennsylvania, where Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro hasn’t been shy about picking […]


Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency? | Analysis

BY: - February 17, 2019

Relying on the Constitution as a basis for emergency power is controversial, and less likely to stand up to meaningful congressional or judicial review.


Here’s how to avoid the next government shutdown | Madeleine Dean

BY: - February 8, 2019

President Trump didn't mention the shutdown once during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. We can't let another one happen.

As the fight over Trump’s Wall rages in Washington, Pa. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon is headed for the Border

BY: - February 7, 2019

The delegation headed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer "will meet directly with immigrant advocates about the humanitarian situation as well as receive a border security briefing."