Killing spotted lanternflies is the relief I needed in 2020 | Opinion

During a period of what may feel like national impotence, eradicating spotted lanternflies is empowering.

The angst of being an adjunct professor during COVID-19 | Opinion

Temple professor: The university is allowing my classes to be virtual, but not all my colleagues are so lucky.

The angst of being an adjunct professor during COVID-19 | Opinion

Temple professor: The university is allowing my classes to be virtual, but not all my colleagues are so lucky.

Coronavirus is taking full advantage of your house party | cartoon

Anthony Fauci said we shouldn't blame young people for assuming their risk to coronavirus is low, which is hard because they're putting others in jeopardy.

Coronavirus is taking full advantage of your house party | cartoon

Anthony Fauci said we shouldn't blame young people for assuming their risk to coronavirus is low, which is hard because they're putting others in jeopardy.

As 90,000 Pennsylvanians await unemployment checks, the state’s tone deaf response is just another glitch | Editorial

An 8% backlog of state unemployment cases means that 90,000 workers who filed for benefits between March 15 and June 20 still haven’t gotten checks.

As 90,000 Pennsylvanians await unemployment checks, the state’s tone deaf response is just another glitch | Editorial

An 8% backlog of state unemployment cases means that 90,000 workers who filed for benefits between March 15 and June 20 still haven’t gotten checks.
More Stories

Political Cartoon: Stash our trash

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

Retired Philly cops want to ‘counter-punch’ George Soros for boosting Larry Krasner

A group of retired Philadelphia police officers said their new political action committee raised $750,000 in just three weeks to be spent on local and state prosecutorial and legislative elections.

Trump’s assault on postal service attacks much more than voting | Editorial

Census, court documents, taxes, prescription drugs: Even in the era of iPhones and email, USPS plays a key role.

The real reason coronavirus defeated America wasn’t so much Trump as … America | Will Bunch

Unequal hospitals and schools, millions uninsured, lack of day care and strong unions — all these doomed U.S. even before Trump's screw-ups.

Trump’s travel ban means I’m stuck in China while my school reopens | Opinion

Even though I can learn virtually from my home in China, I'll miss the experience of being with my friends and teammates when my Bryn Mawr school reopens.

Philly needs free AC and other tools to beat brutal heatwaves | Opinion

Philly has known about its heat problem for quite some time. What are we going to do as it threatens some of our most vulnerable residents amid COVID-19?

Political Cartoon: Hurricane “Gun Violence” hits America

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

New Jersey’s 2021 budget should expand mental health treatment | Opinion

Providers report that many clients’ mental health conditions and addictions have worsened during the pandemic due to isolation, fear of the illness developing in themselves and their loved ones, disruption to their treatment, and economic impacts.

The barge, the rain, the pandemic: Is 2020 real, or a nightmare with no end? | Maria Panaritis

After Isaias struck with biblical vengeance (9 inches of rain in Wynnewood!), it was hard to wake up Wednesday and think, "OK, cool."

Reopening restaurants is a death sentence for workers and the industry | Opinion

Any nonchalance about the potential for loss of life underscores what we already knew about the restaurant industry: it’s an abusive, overextended, antiquated system.

Is Trump’s use of question marks deceptively strategic??? A Twitter investigation. | The Angry Grammarian

When the president throws a question mark on the end of a tweet, it’s guaranteed to dominate the news cycle for days.

With talk of postponing election, Trump seems more panicked than presidential | Opinion

City Journal staffer Steven Malanga on Trump's tweets and the legacy of Lincoln.

Rethinking SEPTA’s Regional Rail could benefit Philly’s neighborhoods | Editorial

Transit advocates want SEPTA to resume service and run more frequent trains on Regional Rail's Chestnut Hill West and Cynwyd lines and cut fares for intra-city regional rail travel. The idea has been around for a while but its time may have come.

SPECIAL REPORTS
Investigative reports, featured series, and guides to living in the Philadelphia region, brought to you by The Inquirer.
WHAT ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT?
Send us your burning questions, or vote on other readers' questions that pique your interest. Our journalists will work to answer them.