Opinion

Liz Magill resigned; now comes the hard part for higher education

The now-former Penn president's exit does nothing to provide clarity on what comes next in the battle against antisemitism and for free speech.

Politics

Opinion: The Pennsylvania Society is needed – now, more than ever

Two former governors weigh in on the essential role the annual weekend plays in the state’s political ecosystem.

Education

Opinion: A report card shows improvement is needed on education options

A new report by the Heritage Foundation makes the argument for improving school choice in Pennsylvania.

Environment

Opinion: To save our climate, the fight tor RGGI must continue

Gov. Josh Shapiro must pull out all the stops to preserve this essential tool to fight global warming.

Infrastructure

Opinion: The pressure is on to improve Pennsylvania’s water infrastructure

The consequences of poor, aging infrastructure are all too real – and costly.

Economic Development

Opinion: Invent Penn State should get the funding it needs to reinvigorate innovation in the state

Harrisburg needs to recognize the importance of the university’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network – and invest in it.

Criminal Justice

Opinion: It’s long past time to fully fund PA’s indigent defense systems

Pennsylvania remains one of two states that fails to provide funding for indigent defense.

Opinion

Opinion: Lawmakers have a chance to improve our broken probation system

Tonie Willis writes that state lawmakers should pass probation reform legislation when they return to session.

Opinion

Opinion: Make mental health professionals first responders to prevent more unnecessary tragedies

Suicide Prevention Month spotlights the urgent need for health professionals to respond to mental health crises.

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Campaigns & Elections

Opinion: PA’s 2023 election provides a chance to protect abortion for years to come

Planned Parenthood PA PAC Executive Director Signe Espinoza writes that 2023 is not an off-year election.

Criminal Justice

The state Senate needs to rework probation reform legislation

A former public defender who is now with the ACLU explains why the chamber’s approach to the flashpoint issue is in need of a reboot.

Economic Development

Opinion: Investing in clean energy will benefit communities and the climate

Pennsylvania is set to benefit environmentally from two major bills approved by Congress.

General Assembly

Opinion: The probation system failed my son – it’s not too late to save others

Pam Sedia writes that Senate Bill 838 will save lives and save families.

General Assembly

Opinion: 10 ways to improve your disability hiring practices

There are numerous effective ways to improve inclusivity in the workplace – but commitment to change is key.

Energy

Opinion: Hydrogen energy sounds too good to be true – because it is

Although it is touted as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, research shows that it is not the climate change cure-all many have made it out to be.

Health Care

Opinion: Policymakers should change course on xylazine

Peer support should be encouraged as an inexpensive intervention for addiction.