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Lawyer Bernard Smalley, who learned about power in his dad’s barbershop, to head politically connected charity that runs Girard College

Attorney Bernard W. Smalley has become the new chairman of the Board of City Trusts after the death of longtime leader Ronald Donatucci.

Opinion

Biden’s first big foreign policy test will be fixing the COVID-19 vaccine mess | Trudy Rubin

After the Oct. 6 insurrection and coronavirus failures, the world is watching to see Biden can resurrect U.S. democracy and competence.
Opinion

Biden’s first big foreign policy test will be fixing the COVID-19 vaccine mess | Trudy Rubin

After the Oct. 6 insurrection and coronavirus failures, the world is watching to see Biden can resurrect U.S. democracy and competence.

Opinion

It’s time to treat gun violence like the public health emergency it is | Jenice Armstrong

We need the same all-hands-on-deck approach to gun violence that we have given to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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It’s time to treat gun violence like the public health emergency it is | Jenice Armstrong

We need the same all-hands-on-deck approach to gun violence that we have given to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion

Are you a covidiot who coronasplains? | The Angry Grammarian

Updating our pandemic dictionary as the U.S. hits two grim milestones.
Opinion

Are you a covidiot who coronasplains? | The Angry Grammarian

Updating our pandemic dictionary as the U.S. hits two grim milestones.
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Joe Biden is the president whose heart and soul we desperately need right now | Maria Panaritis

In calling for unity, our new Democratic president shows the power of empathy in healing a nation in peril.

Opinion

America, it’s time for us to get used to saying ‘Madam Vice President’ | Jenice Armstrong

America finally got her first female vice president, who is also Black and Asian American. And she was sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first woman of color on the Supreme Court.

Column

From the fashion to the flags, Joe Biden’s inauguration presents a vision of a unified America | Elizabeth Wellington

Although tasteful and understated, fashion played a role in America's new era of dignity, unity and respect for American tradition.

Opinion

A new day has dawned, but let’s not forget the lessons we learned in the dark | Helen Ubiñas

The damage is deep, and despite the calls for unity, so is the rot.

Opinion

After four years of ‘American carnage,’ President Joe Biden gets it

With the Capitol's broken windows behind him, Joe Biden became 46th president and promised to heal. But we'll need truth first.

Opinion

Biden can’t unite America, but he can tackle COVID-19, jobs, and student debt | Solomon Jones

Biden must learn from America's past to address three urgent needs.

Opinion

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny risks it all for democracy. Will GOP senators do the same? | Trudy Rubin

Navalny was poisoned by the Kremlin, but has returned to Moscow to fight for free elections, as exiting Trump still lies that U.S. elections were rigged.

Opinion

Did America actually learn anything from Trump? | Will Bunch Newsletter

Trump may have been a deranged narcissist, but it’s America that needs to look in the mirror

Column

Capitol attack gives corporate donors sudden conscience; will it last?

Protesters and their political enablers have been funded by corporate millions. The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interrupted some of the money flow. Will it resume?

Column

How to feel less anxious about the inauguration just after an insurrection

Clicking through news stories sends what-if scenarios clicking through my brain on an endless loop. How can we come down from such high levels of anxiety?

Opinion

MLK’s struggle, a Capitol riot, and America’s immoral arc of white supremacy that bends back | Will Bunch

MLK would have recognized the Capitol riot as the white supremacy he gave his life fighting. Will America ever break this cycle?

Opinion

Three Amish-country pols have dumped the GOP with a courage lacking in Congress | Maria Panaritis

After the Capitol riot, three officials including Lancaster County's onetime Republican Party leader said good-bye. They say reform must come from beyond their badly broken ranks.

Opinion

Trump’s second impeachment highlights whose safety is recognized — and prioritized | Helen Ubiñas

Women, especially women of color, don’t have the luxury or privilege of cowering and relying on someone else to do the right thing.

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