The Inquirer Editorial Board

The Inquirer Editorial Board

This opinion was written by a group of journalists who work separately from the newsroom to debate matters of public interest.

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Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg should be obsessing over helping Pennsylvanians, not sticking it to Governor Wolf | Editorial

To the state legislature, guns are more important than struggling business owners, sick workers, tenants and landlords facing evictions.

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Trump won’t commit to a peaceful transition of power, so it’s up to us to save democracy | Editorial

Benjamin Franklin said America is “a Republic, if we can keep it.” The actions that each person takes over the next 40 days will decide if we are able to keep it beyond 2020.

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Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted | Editorial

Congress must provide the Census Bureau more time to ensure data are as accurate as possible. At stake: $1.5 trillion in annual federal aid for states and communities over the next 10 years.

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What’s the next Delaware Waterfront-style victory for Philly? | Editorial

The Delaware Waterfront’s public process was a successful model for input the city should apply elsewhere.

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Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy by waiting to replace her until after 2020 election | Editorial

Generations of Americans live in a more equitable society thanks to RBG’s work on the Supreme Court.

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Pa. statehouse power grab is climate change denial in disguise | Editorial

It's bad enough that Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled legislature wants to prevent the state from fighting climate change. But GOP legislators want to take charge of air quality, too.

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Slow the traffic and speed up the solutions to Cobbs Creek Parkway hazards | Editorial

Cobbs Creek Parkway is so dangerous for drivers and pedestrians some call it "the Roosevelt Boulevard of West Philadelphia." But studies and little fixes alone won't solve its safety problems.

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City Council needs new approaches, and the ability to multitask, to address Philly’s challenges | Editorial

Responding to immediate threats, conducting oversight over the mistakes of the past, and planning boldly for the future are key.

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As Nov. 3 approaches, voters deserve to have confidence in election system | Editorial

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, questions remain about how Pennsylvania will handle the unprecedented increase in voting by mail. One answer: If you vote by mail, do it early.

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As eviction crisis looms, Philly courts must take swift action beyond two-week delay | Editorial

The endless loop of eviction moratoriums and expirations is a piecemeal approach to a serious problem with severe impacts on families and communities.