Are rents rising in your Philly neighborhood? Don’t blame the baristas.

BY: - November 26, 2023

The appearance of specialty coffee shops and baristas signifies that a neighborhood is becoming trendy and more expensive. So what do baristas think?


Taiwan dominates the world’s supply of computer chips – no wonder the U.S. is worried | Opinion

BY: - August 8, 2022

One aspect of Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan that has been largely overlooked is her meeting with Mark Lui, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). Pelosi’s trip coincided with U.S. efforts to convince TSMC – the world’s largest chip manufacturer, on which the U.S. is heavily dependent – to establish a manufacturing base in the U.S. and to stop making advanced chips for Chinese companies.


Inflation is spiking around the world – not just in the United States | Opinion

BY: - August 2, 2022

Meanwhile, annual inflation in Germany and the U.K. – countries with comparable economies – ran nearly as high: 7.5% and 8.2%, respectively, for the 12 months ending in June 2022. In Spain, inflation has hit 10%.


What is the Fed taper? How the Federal Reserve withdraws stimulus from the economy | Analysis

BY: - January 2, 2022

By Edouard Wemy Tapering refers to the Federal Reserve policy of unwinding the massive purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities it’s been making to shore up the economy during the pandemic. The unconventional monetary policy of buying assets is commonly known as quantitative easing. The Fed first adopted this policy during the 2008 financial crisis. Normally, when […]


As the Taliban returns, 20 years of progress for women looks set to disappear overnight | Opinion

BY: - August 17, 2021

Women now hold positions as ambassadors, ministers, governors, and police and security force members. In 2003, the new government ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which requires states to incorporate gender equality into their domestic law.


New endorsement laws could create pitfalls for college athletes | Opinion

BY: - August 4, 2021

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that student-athletes are able to earn money from their name, image and likeness, more than a dozen states have enacted laws to govern the practice. These states include Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.


The largest news agency in the US changes crime reporting practices | Opinion

BY: - August 1, 2021

AP’s new policy signals a shift in U.S. politics and culture. It takes a small step away from the traditional “tell-all” practice of American crime reporting. It embraces a bit of the empathy toward wrongdoers shown by reporters in some European countries.


How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife | Opinion

BY: - February 25, 2021

As a PBS documentary explores the history of the Black Church, a scholar looks at how African American congregations in Philadelphia weathered crises over 200 years.


What I learned when I recreated the famous ‘doll test’ that looked at how Black kids see race | Opinion

BY: - February 23, 2021

A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.


American suburbs radically changed over the decades – and so have their politics | Opinion

BY: - October 30, 2020

Suburbs now are definitely not all white, middle-class or dominated by families with traditional gender roles. They vary a great deal in terms of well-being, race and ethnicity.