Busing made my Philly public school diverse, which made me a better person | Perspective

“We had a computer lab, everybody had their own books, we had assemblies and special holiday programs, school trips, and I was in the mentally gifted program,” Ruquyyah said. A lot of her friends had to share books, and lacked the extras and expectations we had.

Busing made my Philly public school diverse, which made me a better person | Perspective

“We had a computer lab, everybody had their own books, we had assemblies and special holiday programs, school trips, and I was in the mentally gifted program,” Ruquyyah said. A lot of her friends had to share books, and lacked the extras and expectations we had.

Should Pennsylvania trade the Keystone Exams for the SAT? Pro/Con | Opinion

Should Pennsylvania pay for students to take the SATs instead of Keystones — or rethink testing altogether? Read both sides of the debate and take our poll.

Should Pennsylvania trade the Keystone Exams for the SAT? Pro/Con | Opinion

Should Pennsylvania pay for students to take the SATs instead of Keystones — or rethink testing altogether? Read both sides of the debate and take our poll.

If they won’t pass his trade deal, Trump should make Democrats own NAFTA | Marc Thiessen

This week, President Trump appeared to renew his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Democrats do not pass his new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

If they won’t pass his trade deal, Trump should make Democrats own NAFTA | Marc Thiessen

This week, President Trump appeared to renew his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Democrats do not pass his new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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Lead reporter on Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse story left home at 16 and knows how hard it is for girls living on their own | Jenice Armstrong

“I know how hard it is to make your way when you’re 16. These girls were almost homeless at 13, 14, 15. And I guess I could understand how you could get in that difficult situation," said Julie K. Brown, the Miami Herald reporter who reexamined the Epstein case.

The seeds of "send her back” chants were sown by Trump’s racism. Congress should respond. | Editorial

When Trump says ‘America First’ he means an America that doesn’t include people who look like Ilhan Omar.

Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long: Philly DA Larry Krasner deserves support from media, legislature | Opinion

Krasner was elected to reduce Philadelphia’s reliance on prisons and criminal convictions, which voters recognized only made our communities less stable, less productive, and less safe.

For 300 years, Philly’s ‘founding fish’ has been missing from the Brandywine. Meet the folks trying to bring it back | Mike Newall

An unassuming fish trapped in the hinterlands of Delaware is a symbol of the natural beauty of our region – and what we’ve done to it, and what we can do to restore it.

Firing Leana Wen a reminder of Planned Parenthood’s true mission | Christine Flowers

I’m glad that Planned Parenthood made this move, because it underscores something I have always known: that the organization doesn’t actually focus on women’s health.

Only Pa. Legislature could have a ‘Climate Caucus’ that wants 20 more years of fracking | Will Bunch

With global warming setting new records, even Pa. lawmakers in a so-called 'Climate Caucus" still want to lock in fossil fuels.

My friends were detained by ICE in Philly. Here’s what happened when I tried to help them. | Perspective

On July 2, 2019, Stockton professor Elisa von Joeden-Forgey received a text from her friend Elly: “Elisa ICE detain me n my husband.”

Hahnemann shutdown shows city hasn’t learned from gutting of Philadelphia General Hospital | Opinion

After Philadelphia General Hospital closed in 1977, its promise of publicly guaranteed and accountable care stands as a path not taken—and as a warning.

What does it really mean to have reproductive “choice”? | Opinion

While young people are frequently depicted in media as those who contemplate abortions, they are strikingly absent from policy conversations around abortion access.

Sixty years ago today, Philly was the center of U.S.-Soviet Union tensions | Opinion

On July 18, 1959, male and female athletes of the United States and Soviet Union gathered at the home of the Penn relays to engage in a good-spirited, yet highly politicized, track and field competition.

It’s time for Pennsylvania to abolish the death penalty | Editorial

The strongest argument against the death penalty in Pennsylvania: More people have been exonerated than executed.

She sends 5,000 birthday cards each year — and not one name, address or birthday is written down anywhere

Beth Catlin is a "numbers savant" who knows by heart the names, birthdays and addresses of over 5,000 friends and acquaintances she has met since 1972.

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