WE don’t want to pull a Trebek here and take one side. But we agree with Wagner that the gubernatrorial debate was a debacle and that Pennsylvanians deserve a do-over.
THE Trump administration generally has ignored science while pandering to narrow interests in withdrawing from a global treaty to diminish global warming, bolstering the use of fossil fuels and eviscerating federal regulations to diminish carbon emissions.
Two recent stories about heinous crimes allegedly committed by people living in the country illegally have again prompted immigration hard-liners to mischaracterize such migrants as a menace to public safety.
Last week, a Trump nominee to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was withdrawn from consideration. What's notable is not simply that someone with extreme legal and political views wasn't approved by the U.S. Senate or even that the administration had to withdraw a nominee (a rari…
Two recent stories about heinous crimes allegedly committed by people living in the country illegally have again prompted immigration hard-liners to mischaracterize such migrants as a menace to public safety. The crimes at issue here are indeed serious, but the suspects' immigration status h…
Among states, Pennsylvania stands nearly alone in making an explicit promise to its citizens that the Commonwealth will protect their access to clean air and clean water, and guarantee “the preservation of natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment.”
The level of national outrage that pressured President Trump to end his policy of separating children from their parents at the border would suggest a society that values children and puts a premium on preserving families at any cost.
The Eagles organization has never flown higher than it did in deciding not to force its players to accommodate President Trump's plan to use them as a prop in his campaign to stifle freedom of speech.
For all of his talk of the need for “extreme vetting” of people entering the United States, President Trump and his administration have offered little insight as to what that actually means. Nor has there been much evidence that current practices are inadequate to prevent extremists from ent…
State legislators characteristically did nothing in 2012 after John Walton, of Butler Township, Luzerne County, retrieved a gun that a court had ordered him to surrender and used the weapon to kill his estranged wife and himself.
A TV anchor stares at the camera and recites a seemingly-benign script about the dangers of fake news and why her station prides itself on “quality, balanced journalism.” But it’s not just that one anchor; it is dozens across the country, all working for Sinclair Broadcast Group, all literal…
A day after more than 1 million people across the United States, led by high school students, demonstrated against gun violence, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania helpfully demonstrated what they're up against.
If you had any doubt about the power of young people to change the world, consider the turnout for Saturday’s March for Our Lives events in Washington, D.C., Parkland, and cities across the globe.
School board member Menno Riggleman criticized the inclusion of Darwin's theory of evolution — which he believes is "outdated" — in the Elizabethtown school curriculum. And said homosexuality, on "a conservative end, on an ethical end," is "still sin." He added, "Is it any different than a c…
THAT was swift. As swift as Nikolas Cruz was when he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It took Florida legislators little time to teach some activist students a lesson by refusing to consider a gun law last Tuesday, even as students from Stoneman Douglas sat in the audience.
If you started typing “school shooting” into Google search Wednesday afternoon, you might have noticed that auto-fill took over and anticipated the next word: “today.”
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.