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Political observers frequently condemn the toxic partisanship that seems to have gripped our nation, but there is something potentially worse. A bipartisan approach can in fact be far more tro…

A new Pope Francis documentary, “Francesco,” has certainly commanded some attention. Longtime pope followers like me know to take the hubbub with a grain of salt. The press attention to Franci…

WASHINGTON — Everyone can see President Donald Trump’s rallies. In the final days of the campaign, he is jetting from swing state to swing state, drawing big crowds to outdoor airport events a…

The past few days have offered the most clarifying hours of American politics since the night of Nov. 8, 2016. Four years ago, President Donald Trump’s unlikely victory put the world on notice…

To read some of the accounts of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process would be to believe history had been turned on its head because her nomination, hearing and advancement from the Senate…

The prescription opioid crisis that has taken well over 100,000 American lives and ruined hundreds of thousands more wasn’t just an accident of time or the byproduct of a dysfunctional society…

You look at it, a copy of “The Scream,” the famous 1893 expressionist painting by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, and you ask yourself whether this is America today, a scene that sizzles wi…

Pennsylvania’s top advocate for crime victims is grappling with job insecurity and politics seem by all accounts to be at play.

Americans who are voting for Joe Biden on Nov. 3 find comfort in polls that show him maintaining a significant lead over Donald Trump, even in some of the battleground states. Still, many cont…

The coronavirus has thrown the shale gas industry into flux. Worldwide oil prices have collapsed, and America’s shale sector has lost 50% of its value since January. The pandemic has exacerbat…

In response to a letter in The Era on Oct. 19 from John Jeselnick: Mr. Jeselnick contrasts the “brash promises” of President Trump with the “calming commitments” of Joe Biden.

Regarding the recent commentary, “Trump Sagging in Pa.?” have you ever seen President Trump get a positive headline? If Trump cured cancer, the headline would read, “Trump puts Cancer Doctors …

Both presidential candidates were on better behavior for the second debate than for the first, which meant each could speak in full sentences without being interrupted by the other’s insults. …

If President Donald Trump somehow pulls off a come-from-behind victory on Election Day, his toxic vision for American politics — a divisive mix of economic conservatism, populist grievance and…

Its significance might have been lost on most people, but a recent ruling by a district judge in Jefferson County represents a huge victory for journalists and the public when it comes to acce…

HARRISBURG — Earlier this year, House Bill 2050 was introduced — a measure to allow for the legal sale of adult-use cannabis through a permitting structure for growers, processors and dispensaries.

Republican and conservative journalists and politicos need to avoid a trap when discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story. The trap might be called the “can’t prove untrue” maneuver that we saw…

How to make local governments reflect the populations that they actually serve, rather than reflect traditional political structures, is a perennial problem. It’s a particular issue in Northea…

The slow pace of bureaucracy is a running joke in America. It’s surprising, then, how quickly the Senate has advanced the confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy…

Now dragging into its fifth month, the back-and-forth over a new pandemic relief package is enough to give anyone whiplash. It is also a slap in the face to millions of Americans struggling to…

The state budget crunch caused by COVID-19 will force us to make hard choices. One choice that isn’t hard? The need to continue investing in our state and local parks, trails and public lands.…

Medicare Advantage, a program of competing private health plans for Medicare beneficiaries, is breaking records for enrollment, health plan choice and competition, and cost savings for America…

The New York Post published a story Wednesday about Joe Biden and his son Hunter that read suspiciously like disinformation. More important, the piece included images of Hunter Biden and email…

Like our great country, President Trump is not perfect. But like our great country, the positives so outweigh the negatives that it’s not even a hard choice.

Every day, some new poll is published showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a big lead over President Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters ignore the news because some of the polls were …

Yes, President Trump and his allies are trying to lay a trap for Joe Biden by pressing him to say whether he would support expanding the size of the Supreme Court — a.k.a. “court packing.”