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COMMENTARY

Pa. lawmakers just can’t resist comparing things to the Holocaust & Nazis. It’s time to banish this lazy and offensive rhetoric from our dialogue | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2021

The Holocaust is not a rhetorical device to be manipulated and deployed against one’s political opponents, and to use it as such is contemptible.

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With extremism resurgent, will Pa. finally pass a tougher hate crimes law? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 22, 2021

'Hate crimes have become part of American life, the new normal in our country,' a Pittsburgh lawmaker, who's trying to turn the tide, says.

COMMENTARY

The big lesson of 2020: We have to fight to preserve and expand the right to the vote | Opinion

BY: - December 16, 2020

Greater participation – more Americans exercising this fundamental right – brings us closer to the more perfect union.

COMMENTARY

The ADL wants U.S. Rep. Scott Perry to denounce QAnon. You wouldn’t think it would be this hard | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 22, 2020

The ADL wants the central Pennsylvania Republican to do the obvious. You wouldn't think it would be this hard.

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A message to our public servants: You represent all of us. Think twice about your social media posts | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2020

The words of a public servant matter more than the words of others. They have the power to send messages of support or exclusion, of unity or division.

COMMENTARY

COVID-19’s hidden symptom: Among some, it’s an excuse to give into bigotry | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2020

It is scientific fact that coronavirus does not discriminate based on ethnic background or race.

COMMENTARY

Tree of Life First Anniversary: Our leaders had a chance to make a statement on gun violence. They missed it | Opinion

BY: - October 27, 2019

You might think that given the timing of this session week, some attention would have been paid to Pennsylvania's gun violence problem. You would be wrong

House Judiciary chairman says he won’t consider red flag proposal as panel advances mandatory minimums

BY: - September 24, 2019

The votes by the House Judiciary Committee marked the first legislative action on firearms after a summer dominated by mass shootings, including two in one August weekend that left 29 people dead. 

COMMENTARY

Trump had a chance Monday to address America’s gun problem head-on. Here’s how he missed it | Opinion

BY: - August 6, 2019

Our gun violence problem is not a mental health problem. Guns are the problem.

Wolf says school security bill won’t allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom

BY: - July 2, 2019

Wolf issued a statement to accompany his signature, saying the bill “removes any ambiguity about whether teachers may be designated as ‘security personnel.’”

Sen. Tom Killion, R-Montgomery, rallies in the Capitol for Senate Bill 90, which would create a Red Flag gun control law.

In Pa. Legislature, outlier gun bills attract outsized attention

BY: - April 12, 2019

Kim Stolfer and Shira Goodman don’t agree on much.

COMMENTARY

Maybe, just maybe, we’re doing it wrong. What New Zealand can teach us about gun control | Opinion

BY: - March 25, 2019

If a nation in mourning can take immediate action, maybe action is really part of the mourning process.