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Can Biden undo the damage of Trump appointee Bill McSwain as U.S. attorney? | Opinion

Philadelphia deserves a U.S. attorney who is a partner in criminal justice reform and overdose prevention.

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‘Habitual drunkenness’ is not a reason to deny someone like me U.S. citizenship | Opinion

Why is the fear of drunkenness or addiction a yardstick for immigration outcomes, when platitudes such as “addiction is a disease” allegedly recognize that these people aren't moral failures?

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Joe Biden’s radical compassion for his son should extend to his drug policy

Vice President Joe Biden's empathy for his son's addiction is inspiring. If he's elected, that compassion should guide his drug policymaking.

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‘It’s satisfying every time.’ Meet 5 Philly-area poll workers who live and breathe Election Day democracy | Opinion

The Inquirer reached out to experienced poll workers from around the region to talk about why they started and what keeps them coming back to the polls again and again.

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Kamala Harris’ story is a reminder that immigrants and their families always have something to prove | Opinion

As an immigrant, I could feel the weight of Harris’ mother’s story and sacrifice on her shoulders — and the pressure we feel to make our sacrifices "worth it."

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When will America reopen? 10 cartoons on the latest phase of the coronavirus pandemic | Opinion

The debate over coronavirus reopening the economy through the eyes of political cartoonists.

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Drinking more in quarantine? That says little about your post-pandemic alcohol consumption | Expert Q&A

According to Carl Hart, a neuroscientist at Columbia University and a researcher of drug use, there is no reason to think a wave of alcohol addiction will follow this pandemic.

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No tradeoff: Spanish flu study shows social distancing and strong economy go hand in hand | Expert Q&A

A new study by MIT professors sheds light on the potential impact of social distancing on the economy the day after the coronavirus pandemic is over.

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Coronavirus cartoons: Artists’ takes on the relief package and Trump’s briefings | Opinion

Cartoonists from across the country capture the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus cartoons: 10 artists show how America is adjusting | Opinion

Cartoonists around the globe capture the response to the coronavirus and its impacts through their drawings.