Giving Congress a pay raise is politically radioactive. It shouldn’t be | Opinion

That a Congressional pay raise is still considered taboo is a depressing commentary on what voters think of Congress — and what members of Congress think of voters.

Will Pennsylvania abolish the death penalty? | Opinion

Drexel's law dean: We would never let a plane off the ground if it were as dangerously error-prone as this state’s death penalty.

Will Pennsylvania abolish the death penalty? | Opinion

Drexel's law dean: We would never let a plane off the ground if it were as dangerously error-prone as this state’s death penalty.

Free beach badges for veterans | Opinion

From Island Beach to Hopatcong and Hacklebarney to Belleplain, all the state’s forests, parks, recreation areas and beaches would be free for everyone who answered the call of duty.

Free beach badges for veterans | Opinion

From Island Beach to Hopatcong and Hacklebarney to Belleplain, all the state’s forests, parks, recreation areas and beaches would be free for everyone who answered the call of duty.

The qualities that made Joe Biden an effective running mate in 2008 hurt his 2020 presidential bid | Opinion

In order to win the presidency, Biden needs to shed the very attributes and talents that once placed him a heartbeat away from it.

The qualities that made Joe Biden an effective running mate in 2008 hurt his 2020 presidential bid | Opinion

In order to win the presidency, Biden needs to shed the very attributes and talents that once placed him a heartbeat away from it.
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Summer is prime time for teen substance use. How do we prevent it? | Opinion

I had no idea the summer after eighth grade, I would smoke marijuana and drink alcohol for the first time, and it would change my life.

As Philadelphia stalls on supervised injection, other places take up the debate. Even Congress. | Editorial

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice to go after supervised injection sites

To beat Trump in 2020, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty | George Will

The Democrats' progressive lions must lay down with the Democrats' moderate lambs.

Tis the season I (sorta) feel sorry for many Philly lawmakers | John Baer

Those representing Philadelphia in Harrisburg are feeling frustration once again as the legislature works toward resolution of the annual state budget.

4 years since Trump came down that escalator and the cycle of empty outrage has become unbearable | Will Bunch

Trump's lies and outrageous statements generate outrage and then nothing. Time to break the cycle.

‘I’m living for more than myself’: One dad’s commitment to good health on Father’s Day | Opinion

Created in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement, the Mayor’s Commission on African American Men and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the report states that life expectancy is the lowest among black men and boys due to violence, heart disease, cancer, and...

Political Cartoon: Philly goes to pot

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

After her father was murdered, she vowed to get the education he never could. Now she’s a two-time Fulbright scholar. | Mike Newall

After suffering tremendous tragedy, Nadira Branch refused to be defined by fear, or grief, or a false choice.

A new farm taps into deep roots in Lawnside | Kevin Riordan

Micaiah and Cynthia Hall are cultivating their half-an-acre backyard in Lawnside into a source of fresh produce for their three children and for farmers markets in Camden County and Philadelphia.

10 hours, 16 shops: I hopped a Dietz & Watson truck in tribute to the endangered local deli | Maria Panaritis

Neighborhood delis are slowly dying. But Maria Panaritis found fight in them all during a blitz across Delaware County.

Father’s Day Rally Committee still promoting black fatherhood after 30 years | Jenice Armstrong

Even in 2019, the notion of a black father being hands-on, as opposed to absentee, remains something of a counter-cultural concept for a whole lot of folks.

Man’s compassionate response after brutal attack by teens in Old City is a lesson in civility | Jenice Armstrong

I was punched in the face years ago by an attacker, and wasted a lot of time fantasizing about getting revenge. Rizzo Mertz isn’t like that.

It’s up to the states to protect our drinking water | Editorial

Uncertainty about levels of drinking water contamination and remediation costs should not stand in the way of action in Harrisburg and other state capitals.

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