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New food stamp rule says if you don’t work, you can’t eat | Editorial

Only in the cartoon version of America does everyone have access to well-paying full-time jobs that can support their families.
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New food stamp rule says if you don’t work, you can’t eat | Editorial

Only in the cartoon version of America does everyone have access to well-paying full-time jobs that can support their families.

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Pa. lawmakers address child abuse — but don’t go far enough | Editorial

Pennsylvania’s failure to provide this window effectively means is that children who were victims of predator priests decades ago, who are over the age of 55, have no current recourse for taking action.
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Pa. lawmakers address child abuse — but don’t go far enough | Editorial

Pennsylvania’s failure to provide this window effectively means is that children who were victims of predator priests decades ago, who are over the age of 55, have no current recourse for taking action.

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Another day in Pennsylvania, another indicted politician. Why it’s important to not shrug this off. | Editorial

By engaging in corruption, officials like Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell show a complete indifference to the issues that are impacting the lives of constituents.
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Another day in Pennsylvania, another indicted politician. Why it’s important to not shrug this off. | Editorial

By engaging in corruption, officials like Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell show a complete indifference to the issues that are impacting the lives of constituents.
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NJ’s new DUI strategy a chance for even bigger change | Editorial

Breathalyzers that prevent intoxicated drivers from starting their vehicles would be even more valuable if states mandated connecting offenders to treatment options.

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Pa. is the Rust Belt of higher education | Editorial

Leaders need to see there is a connection between the education funding shortfall and Pennsylvania’s rather dismal job growth and sluggish economic performance.

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How dissent gets chilled in single-party New Jersey | Editorial

A progressive Democrat's ejection from a legislative committee meeting in Trenton resonates among those dissatisfied with the political status quo -- and single party rule.

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Police commissioner search process leaves Philadelphians in the dark | Editorial

Jenkins has done more to bring the general public into the discussion about the next commissioner than did McNesby or the City itself.

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Shopping for deals — and meaning — on Black Friday | Editorial

While economists obsess over whether Black Friday sales will exceed last year’s, it’s worth considering other dimensions of the season that tend to fall through the cracks.

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Philly’s rise is still a tale of two cities | Editorial

National Geographic has declared Philadelphia one of the 25 best places in the world to visit next year. But some visitors might be surprised by what they find.

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Grand jury reports have proven to be a tool for justice in Pennsylvania — ask the Catholic Church | Editorial

Notable grand jury reports detailing the Bonusgate and Computergate scandals landed like bombshells when they were released.

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Let’s get moving on Center City congestion | Editorial

Center City is thriving - but driving, riding, or walking there is more difficult, more often as traffic congestion worsens. The time to get moving on this issue in Philadelphia region is now.

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State puts our children in danger by not allowing city to regulate guns | Editorial

If Pennsylvania legislators cared about the safety of children, they would take measures like enacting a safe storage law.

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Pa. pregnancy bills show Harrisburg lawmakers favor wombs over women | Editorial

The state wants to insert itself into the loss of a pregnancy. Few women find such loss easy, especially those experiencing miscarriage.

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Council reached consensus on ten-year-tax abatement reform. They should show their work to the public. | Editorial

While reviewing and assessing whether the abatement is still worthwhile, where was the public deliberation?

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Preventing suicide on the rails — and trauma later | Editorial

The rate of suicide-related deaths on SEPTA subway and railroad tracks are cause for concern -- about public safety, and the effect on the well-being of engineers and operators.

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Asbestos in Philly schools demands action from district — plus the city and state | Editorial

The District and school leadership need to step up their game, and goes double for the leaders in the city and state, including Governor Wolf, Mayor Kenney and the General Assembly.

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