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Let's Leave Politics Behind for the Sake of Healthcare

Kate Michelman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Kate Michelman

It seems clear it's time to choose responsible governance over petty politics and expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania.

If Tom Corbett Wants to Get Reelected, He's Going to Have to Move to Philadelphia

Gene Marks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Gene Marks

Governor Corbett, you've got a mountain to climb. But I believe I can help you win re-election here in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Broken Parole System

John Bruhns | Posted 06.30.2013 | Crime
John Bruhns

Instead of sending technical parole violators back to prison for technical parole violations, the offenders are instead redirected to community corrections centers which cost the state less money than it would to incarcerate an offender in a state prison.

We Need More Than Energy Independence

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Shifting support from fossil fuels to renewables will ensure not just a strong energy future but it will finally put us on the path to meaningful and effective climate policy.

Dept. of Education Latest Report Shows More than 1% of School Kids in 2011 Were Homeless

Pat LaMarche | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Last month the U.S. Department of Education issued their most recent report on the education of homeless children. The results -- which even the agency admits are incomplete -- paint a bleak picture of the nation and its glut of homeless kids.

Should Arts Organizations Judge Their Benefactors?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home

Last week, the Pittsburgh Opera became the center of a local firestorm for their decision to honor Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife for their service to ...

Arts Education An Operatic Tragedy

Jessie B. Ramey | Posted 08.09.2012 | Home
Jessie B. Ramey

Instead of honoring Gov. Corbett with an award for his contributions to education, the Pittsburgh Opera ought to stage The Beggars Opera to recognize how public schools are going hat in hand, hoping to salvage their arts curriculum with donations.

Taxation by Press Release in the Cradle of Liberty

Bennet Kelley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business
Bennet Kelley

Pennsylvania's recent enactment of the "Amazon Tax" may be seen as a deft political move by Governor Corbett to close a budget gap, but viewed from afar the action is a cause for alarm over the state of politics in Pennsylvania today.

Occupy Philadelphia: An Uplifting Experience

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Although media types would have us believe the Occupy crowd is an angry, frustrated mob, that was not my experience at all -- at least not in Philadelphia. It was more of a celebratory atmosphere.