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
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.
With extremism resurgent, will Pa. finally pass a tougher hate crimes law? | Friday Morning Coffee
'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.
The big lesson of 2020: We have to fight to preserve and expand the right to the vote | Opinion
Greater participation – more Americans exercising this fundamental right – brings us closer to the more perfect union.
The ADL wants U.S. Rep. Scott Perry to denounce QAnon. You wouldn’t think it would be this hard | Thursday Morning Coffee
The ADL wants the central Pennsylvania Republican to do the obvious. You wouldn't think it would be this hard.
A message to our public servants: You represent all of us. Think twice about your social media posts | Opinion
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.
COVID-19’s hidden symptom: Among some, it’s an excuse to give into bigotry | Opinion
It is scientific fact that coronavirus does not discriminate based on ethnic background or race.
Tree of Life First Anniversary: Our leaders had a chance to make a statement on gun violence. They missed it | Opinion
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
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.
Trump had a chance Monday to address America’s gun problem head-on. Here’s how he missed it | Opinion
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
Wolf issued a statement to accompany his signature, saying the bill “removes any ambiguity about whether teachers may be designated as ‘security personnel.’”
In Pa. Legislature, outlier gun bills attract outsized attention
Kim Stolfer and Shira Goodman don’t agree on much.
Maybe, just maybe, we’re doing it wrong. What New Zealand can teach us about gun control | Opinion
If a nation in mourning can take immediate action, maybe action is really part of the mourning process.