Independence, annotated: How the Declaration of Independence both fails and guides 244 years after its signing | Opinion

For July 4th, The Inquirer tapped six Philadelphians to offer their visions for how America’s founding document should be reimagined in the name of equality.

Independence, annotated: How the Declaration of Independence both fails and guides 244 years after its signing | Opinion

For July 4th, The Inquirer tapped six Philadelphians to offer their visions for how America’s founding document should be reimagined in the name of equality.

Frederick Douglass’ ‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?' | Editorial

It took three years following Frederick Douglass' speech for slavery to be abolished -- 89 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Frederick Douglass’ ‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?' | Editorial

It took three years following Frederick Douglass' speech for slavery to be abolished -- 89 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Pittsburgh proves bars and coronavirus don't mix | cartoon

"Congregation at a bar, inside, is bad news. We really have got to stop that,” Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told Congress.

Pittsburgh proves bars and coronavirus don't mix | cartoon

"Congregation at a bar, inside, is bad news. We really have got to stop that,” Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told Congress.
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This Fourth of July, America needs to remember its founding principles | Opinion

Human equality requires that we treat others as we would have them treat us. And in this, we have failed.

The great outdoors may get greater, thanks to Congress | Editorial

Tourists flock to public lands, which protect nature and drive local economies. This bill should remind us that we can still find points of agreement, and our leaders should work these patches of common ground.

Teens from these elite Philly schools were trading sexist, racist texts. Their parents need to do better. | Jenice Armstrong

We teach our children by our actions and the choices we make about where we live, the people with whom we socialize, the movies and books we choose and where we send our kids to school. It’s not as simple that Mommy said the n-word and now junior thinks it’s okay to also disparage African Americans.

Trump puts Americans last on July 4th | Trudy Rubin

Independence Day holiday is a time to pull the country together, not divide over about base names, statues, masks, and support for Russia.

There will be no reckoning on race with clueless leaders in charge | Helen Ubiñas

Nothing will meaningfully or systematically change inside any police department, corporation, newsroom — anywhere — if people as willfully ignorant as Capt. William Fisher are in leadership positions.

Trump doesn’t know how to run against Joe Biden, a Democrat who is not ‘a nasty woman’ | Will Bunch

Maybe the reason a flailing Trump don't know how to beat Joe Biden is because his 2016 victory was fueled by woman hatred.

Political Cartoon: The bucket list for Philadelphia’s budget

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

Living on an Indian reservation changed my mind about Christopher Columbus | Perspective

After living among the Lakota, I had no choice but to abandon Columbus Day as a symbol of my Italian-American pride.

After weeks of nightly fireworks, it’s time to tighten Pa.’s laws | Opinion

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein looks at existing Pennsylvania state law and reminds us that almost every firework boom we are hearing is illegal.

As COVID-19 continues, expanding Clean Slate legislation will help people in need | Opinion

An individual’s financial status should not be an impediment to a brighter, criminal record-free future.

As debates over police reform rage, it’s time to end solitary confinement | Opinion

It is a hallmark of a system that dehumanizes and degrades the people it is supposed to rehabilitate and protect.

The strangeness of having a checkup during a pandemic. | Maria Panaritis

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions unveils an odd, new, cautious new world order in the realm of doctor and dentist visits.

Political Cartoon: Counting the votes for abortion rights

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

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