How the U.S. Supreme Court could doom workplace diversity initiatives | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2023

Cases heard last fall, and expected to be decided soon, could topple race-baed considerations.

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) (2nd L) and Chair of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), is led away by a member of the U.S. Capitol Police during a protest at Hart Senate Office Building July 15, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The activists participate in a civil disobedience in response to “numerous voter restriction laws being passed in states across the country, as well as Senate Republicans’ refusal to engage meaningfully in drafting federal legislation to ensure that every American has equal access and opportunity to vote.” Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Democracy checks power; that’s why it’s in danger | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2023

Democracy’s value to the people isn’t just a vote, it’s a stake in the ever-changing human power dynamic.


Here’s how we can deploy literacy as an anti-violence strategy | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2023

This type of reading transformation will have lifelong impacts, making our schools and communities safer for decades to come.

A man prepares to inject himself with heroin (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

No more empty seats at our holiday tables | Opinion

BY: - December 8, 2022

Overdoses took over 108,000 lives this year. Congress can save lives if it acts quickly.


A nurse writes to hospital executives: ‘All I’ve ever wanted to be was a nurse’

BY: - November 10, 2022

I want to make everyone aware that nurses are suffering, and health care is on the brink of collapse.


Are judges ideological partisans, or impartial umpires? The answer matters | Opinion

BY: - November 2, 2022

Chief Justice John Roberts says the latter. But his already shaky analogy is even less credible now.


The Republican advantage: It’s easier to be against things than for them | Opinion

BY: - September 30, 2022

The against emphasis holds even when it is Republicans who most seek change.


Supreme Court’s EPA ruling: Crippling, but not yet decapitating | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2022

With the high court’s new doctrine, expect to see businesses challenge a plethora of regulations.


Do to guns what we did to cigarettes — make them culturally repellent | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2022

We can say with clarity that too many guns leads to shootings just like too many cigarettes leads to lung cancer.


What do about the emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP | J. Patrick Coolican

BY: - June 20, 2022

We can’t laugh off all the menacing rhetoric, or the politicians playing gun cosplay, or the failed coup.

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.


Want to win the culture war? Choose your words wisely | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

Democrats have every opportunity to occupy the high ground -- especially if the message is disciplined.