Opinion

Opinion

Ski masks have got to go: Philadelphia City Council should ban them now

‘The government has a vested interest in ensuring the safety of every citizen. So, this is necessary.’

Opinion

Opportunity awaits as Philadelphia City Council members resign to run for mayor

Allan Domb resigned Monday to explore a bid for mayor. His and other members’ impending vacancies need to be taken seriously.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Let the story of the 4,000 beagles be a cautionary tale for Pennsylvania

It’s time to change the revenue structure for Dog Laws so officials can catch the bad guys sooner.

Opinion

A suggestion on restoring impartiality and objectivity to election administration

In an op-ed, two Republican state representatives argue for election reforms in the commonwealth.

Opinion

Poor energy policy is hurting Americans

In an op-ed, Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons argues for the expansion of oil and gas production in Pennsylvania.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Life lessons from a distant relative on doing what is right

What I uncovered about Elizabeth Willis DeHuff, author, painter and patron of Native American art in the Southwest.

Technology

Affordable broadband is just a starting point

In an op-ed, state Rep. Michael Sturla argued for the expansion of Joe Biden’s Affordable Connectivity Program

Education

Now is the time to equitably fund Pennsylvania’s education system

In an op-ed, state Rep. Ben Sanchez addresses what he calls an ‘injustice’ within the state legislature when it comes to school funding.

News & Politics

The overturning of Roe is just the beginning – LGBTQ+ rights could be next

As Pride Month comes to a close, a reminder to always fight for what is right.

Opinion

On his birthday, reflecting on the legacy of Gov. Milton Shapp

In an op-ed, Ari Mittleman remembers the 40th governor of Pennsylvania as an optimist, innovator and bold policymaker.

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From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Trump’s meddling in Pennsylvania’s election demands a redress

The mountain of evidence against the former president and allies needs to be met with an indictment.

Voting Rights

The misguided partisan focus on election proposals

In an op-ed, Make the Road PA’s Diana Robinson argues for greater access to the ballot box.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Unchecked gun violence in Philly will continue as long as there is a lack of leadership

The result is a perpetual state of lawlessness exacerbated by officials failing to enforce existing laws.

Opinion

Regardless of what happens in November, an overhaul of the Pennsylvania GOP is long overdue

If dozens of candidates can flood the primary and split the vote for the Senate and governor, what's the point of having a state Republican Party?

Reproductive Rights

We’ve seen firsthand that to defend reproductive rights and protect our freedoms, we need a Democratic governor

In op-ed, Democratic state legislators slam Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano, calling him a dangerous conspiracy theorist.

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Remembering when marriage equality became a reality

June is Pride month and wedding bells will soon be ringing for same-sex couples.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: It may be time to rethink the role of the independent voter in primary elections

We ought to respect the unaffiliated voter’s choice to refuse to just ‘pick a team’