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The forces that power antisemitism and racism are the same. We must stand against them | Opinion

BY: - January 13, 2023

The fight against hate has to be all-encompassing, and it must be a team sport.

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Pa. voters stood up on Election Day. But defending democracy means playing the long game | Opinion

BY: - November 13, 2022

We must do all we can to continue to push back against the mainstreaming of hate and extremism.


We cannot wait any longer to disarm hate | Shira Goodman

BY: - June 30, 2022

The new gun reform law passed by Congress, and signed by President Joe Biden, is a first step. We still have much work to do.


Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: We need to remember now more than ever | Opinion

BY: - January 27, 2022

We should all raise our voices to affirm that hate is hate, and that it is our responsibility to interrupt and disrupt antisemitism and other forms of hate whenever and wherever we witness it.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.