Medicare for all? How about Medicare for me? | Opinion

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is stumping for the idea as she starts her presidential run. But as Wharton health policy expert points out, without details, who knows what she really means?

Pa.'s budget must address glaring inequities in school funding | Opinion

The proposal does not consistently focus investments on the students and school districts where the need is greatest.

Pa.'s budget must address glaring inequities in school funding | Opinion

The proposal does not consistently focus investments on the students and school districts where the need is greatest.

Political Cartoon: Convenience National Park

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

Political Cartoon: Convenience National Park

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Amazon response shows economic illiteracy | Marc Thiessen

Ocasio-Cortez does not seem to understand that by helping to drive Amazon away, she did not save New York $3 billion; she cost New York $27 billion.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Amazon response shows economic illiteracy | Marc Thiessen

Ocasio-Cortez does not seem to understand that by helping to drive Amazon away, she did not save New York $3 billion; she cost New York $27 billion.
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If Catholic leaders can’t reform the church, the faithful should lead the way | Editorial

Catholic clergy's appalling and widespread sexual abuse has torn apart lives, pained the faithful, and undermined the church. It is made even worse by the church’s refusal to accept full responsibility for the victims.

Clarence Thomas wants to crush the free press just like Southern segregationists of the 1960s | Will Bunch

Thomas, Trump want the same kind of libel laws that nearly saved segregation in the 1960s.

Knitting controversy shows micro-aggression sensitivity going too far | Christine Flowers

Saying mean things about someone is a breach of courtesy and kindness. It is not an assault on human dignity.

Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers | Opinion

Superintendent William Hite: In Philadelphia, we are committed to expanding access to high-quality, culturally relevant instructional materials while also diversifying the teacher workforce.

Life with Coach Dad: From batting practice to night games, my father taught me to love baseball | Perspective

When you are raised by a single dad, you learn a lot about sports. But when you are raised by a baseball dad? That’s when you fall in love with the game.

If even our senators are confused, then it’s time to end tax withholding | Opinion

The federal tax refunds issued so far in 2019 are somewhat lower than last year — and it’s creating some confusion.

Criminalizing health care professionals’ mistakes dodges the real problem | Opinion

Healthcare leaders have a moral imperative to change the culture of cover-ups and stop blaming front-line workers when errors occur.

Mayor Kenney’s deleted texts a red flag for blurred lines | Editorial

What's the problem with Kenney's deleted texts? Plenty.

Speed cameras could reduce deadly accidents on one of Philly’s most dangerous roads. Will City Council approve their installation? | Opinion

According to the Washington, D.C. Department of Transportation they’ve seen a 20 percent reduction in crashes and injuries where speed cameras have been implemented.

Rep. Brendan Boyle steps into radical territory by backing New Green Deal | Dom Giordano

Congressman Brendan Boyle is treading on dangerous ground by aligning himself with the radical environmental policy.

Stealing Bernie’s lawn signs

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

Warring democracies: Mike Pence and Angela Merkel display open hostility at Munich Security Conference | Trudy Rubin

Munich Security Conference lays bare the dangerous, Trump-led schism between the United States and Europe that makes it easy for Putin and Xi to undermine the West.

Snow days suck for all parents — for some, they’re impossible | Perspective

Paying for a day of daycare without getting paid for that day isn’t a luxury that poor working parents can afford.

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