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In 2014, the Legislature created the first comprehensive definition of human trafficking and provided tools to combat the crime. It strengthened protections for victims during court proceedings, … more
Do you like living in a world with doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs and artists? We wouldn’t have any of these professionals — or countless others — without educators. Education … more
Andrew Yang wisely ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after garnering no delegates in either the Iowa caucus or New Hampshire primary. Although the Taiwanese entrepreneur joins … more
In his sixth budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf asked us to “imagine” what Pennsylvania would look like if he could purchase everything on his wish list. To cover the costs, he wants to raise … more
While Lt. Gov. John Fetterman crusades on legalizing recreational marijuana, one poll released last fall suggests Pennsylvanians may not be eager to jump on the bandwagon. They’re right to … more
America’s population is soaring. Our nation houses 330 million people. And each year, that number grows by 2 million. By 2065, more than 440 million people may call the United States … more
When the mainstream media writes about war, even critically, the image that often comes to mind for me is an infant wrapped in plastic. That infant is naked reality, a.k.a., the present moment, … more
Analysts at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently scored Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill, H.R. 3. The CBO estimates the bill would reduce revenue at America’s … more
Here we are in 2020, another new year and another new decade. My wish for the new year was that my vision could be as good as the year number. It’s not only another year but another … more
Last October, something remarkable happened in Pennsylvania that few noticed. Frankly, it was desperately needed in this moment of divisiveness in our politics and country. As state lawmakers … more
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