Can Donald Trump stand prosperity? Fresh from a government shutdown victory and with the U.S. economy on a roll, the President decided on Monday to kick off his long-promised war on imports — and American consumers. This isn’t likely to go the way Mr. Trump imagines.

President Donald Trump re-emphasized his unwise commitment to fossil fuels at any cost last week, when his administration retracted federal restrictions on oil exploration and drilling along the entire U.S. coastline, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.

Republicans have ripped a big hole in Obamacare. But there is a way to avoid chaos in the health-insurance markets on which millions of Americans depend, if states act quickly to undo the damage.

The Amtrak derailment near Tacoma, Wash., that killed three people last week may well have been partly the individual failure of an engineer who was going much too fast. It was also, however, yet another demonstration of this country's collective, continuing failure to invest in infrastructure.

The Federal Communications Commission's decision to let big internet service providers treat the internet as if they own it created a responsibility for Congress to intervene in the interest of consumers.

IF PRESIDENT Donald Trump were a reader of books, we’d recommend a nearly 70-year-old novel to him, because it illustrates nicely both the absurdity and the danger of perverting language for political ends. The book is George Orwell’s “1984,” which gave us the concept of “Newspeak,” a langua…

DISTRIBUTION of tips is a major issue among restaurant workers but there is a consensus that should continue to be protected by wage laws — tips belong to workers rather than to the restaurant.

Half a century after Alabamians of immense courage changed the course of history in the streets of Birmingham and Selma and Montgomery, the voice of justice once again rings out from the deep south — from the ballots of black Alabamians, of women, and of young people of all genders committed…

This election is a turning point for women in Alabama. A chance to make their voices heard in a state that has silenced them for too long.

It's not just the lackluster or more recently unacceptable performance of too many of our elected officials in Harrisburg. It's not just the serial scandals that have forced some to resign and landed others in jail.

Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in south Texas. Those killed ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years; among them was Annabelle Pomeroy, the 14-year-old daughter of the church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy. Some 20 others were wounded. As a m…

Supporters of unfettered access to firearms have been quick to point to the heroic actions of the Texan who confronted the shooter in Sunday's church massacre as evidence that the wide availability of guns enables Americans to defend themselves.

City Controller Alan Butkovitz has mounted yet another attack on Philadelphia’s sugary drink tax. He took a survey asking the city’s retailers if soda sales have declined since the tax was imposed by the Kenny administration at the beginning of the year.

Let’s acknowledge these tough realities: Puerto Rico was indeed bankrupted by crushing debt even before Hurricane Maria struck it with catastrophic force. As Bloomberg News reported last month, first Irma and then Maria struck only months “after the island’s government sought protection from…

WITH horrific allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault swirling around co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, the company that bears his name fired him a week ago. But by waiting so long to take a step that should have been taken, frankly, years earlier, the company fostered a climate in w…

A lot of us are old enough to remember when the internet was at once a novelty and a wonder. In the years since, it has become another essential utility, like electricity and running water.

MILLIONS of Americans continue to struggle in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, with residents of Puerto Rico told to expect to go weeks – maybe longer – without electricity. In the meantime, residents in Texas, Florida and across the Caribbean try to piece the homes and li…

  • By MARK COHEN

NATIONAL Newspaper Week is a time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out. A free press is more important …

The scale of flooding in the Houston area as a result of Hurricane Harvey is hard to imagine, and the images of suffering are horrifying to behold.

FOR a few hours on Monday, Aug. 21, divisions faded across the country as the sun dimmed, was blotted out in some areas, then returned.

Within the murky online corners of the so-called Dark Net, drug dealers emphasize the best way to send their goods across the United States is not via FedEx, UPS, or another private mail carrier, but through the U.S Postal Service.

THE eight-year anniversary of Congress raising the minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour slipped by quietly July 24. It was best that way. There is nothing to celebrate. What we should be celebrating is a hike to something closer to a living wage. And that’s not impossible. In the past 5 …

OF THE various proposed cuts in the budget that President Donald Trump’s administration has submitted for the federal government’s next budget year, among the coldest reductions is his plan to eliminate the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

Last week Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, managed the rare feat of bringing officials of both political parties together. In his capacity as vice chairman of President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Kobach sent a letter to election officials in all 50 s…

Condemnation of the "regulatory state" is so common that "job-killing" has become the most common adjective to describe the rules to enforce everything from environmental standards to vehicle safety.

While the U.S. Supreme Court considers Wisconsin's proposed legislative district changes, we're hearing that Pennsylvania lawmakers may be inclined to consider changing the way our state's voting boundaries are set.

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