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American health care is too expensive. Exhibit A is a new study of Americans’ medical debt published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That debt is twice as large as had prev…

Extreme weather events across the U.S. and the globe have increased in frequency and severity over the last two decades. Congressional Democrats want to invest in infrastructure improvements t…

You’re cruising down the interstate. Maybe you’re going a little bit faster than you should be. Maybe not. But if you catch a glimpse of a state trooper’s cruiser, you probably ease up on the …

Last week, the Washington Supreme Court tried to figure out who counts as a journalist in the digital age. It concluded that just having a camera and a YouTube channel isn’t enough, at least n…

Georgia’s Senate runoff race offers important lessons for political campaigns around the country on old school, grassroots organizing of voters. Democrats flipped two seats in the historically…

The 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania, the first in which any voter could request a mail-in ballot, had more than its share of controversies — some real, some imagined — and the proce…

Pandemic-weary America eagerly awaits the arrival of at least two new COVID-19 vaccines to finally turn the corner back to more normal life.

Official Washington, D.C., will become more diverse, and more representative of America, in January when Kamala Harris takes office as the first woman elected as vice president, as well as the…

By the looks of it, President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will be among the most teacher-friendly in history — and not just because incoming first lady Jill Biden, who plans to continue t…

Borrowing a page from history, the Legislature has approved a bill that will take a significant step toward rural economic development at little cost to consumers or taxpayers.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has just put the country’s financial stability at unnecessary risk, by refusing to extend programs that’ve kept credit flowing to companies and municipal…

With many Americans still terrified of the novel coronavirus, it’s small wonder that the aviation industry is dealing with financial turbulence.

As if having his music reduced to ringtones wasn’t insult enough, the great Ludwig van Beethoven himself has now become a political football in the cancel culture debates.

As Gov. Tom Wolf presses for full legalization of marijuana, it’s worth remembering why Prohibition, which banned alcohol production, sales and consumption for 13 years beginning in January 19…

Part of the insidiousness of COVID-19 lies in its capacity to make dangerous everyday interactions that seem so natural, necessary and harmless. That includes gathering with extended family, o…

The U.S. Postal Service is, as its name implies, a service — one vital to the nation in delivering documents, packages and medicines.

From the resumption of school to Penn State’s football season and innumerable entertainment and cultural events in between, COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on the rhythm of Pennsylvania life.

The photos of suffragists marching in their white gowns suggest a movement calm and elegant and a cause self-evident and benign.

It’s wonderfully ironic that the ratification of the 19th Amendment, establishing women’s right to vote, occurred 100 years ago today because a young state legislator couldn’t say “no” to his mother.

Amazon Inc. has no parallel in American history. Its grip on the economy and its reach into our personal lives is unprecedented.

The state bureau responsible for inspecting dog kennels, handling dangerous dogs and curtailing the use of puppy mills is quickly running out of money, even though a proposed modest fee increa…

A diplomatic initiative has taken place in the Middle East that may slowly change the look and shape of the region.

Since Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997, after a century of British rule, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always had the authority to intervene in the semiautonomous city. This summer …

President Donald Trump marveled Tuesday that former Vice President and native Scrantonian Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent for the presidency, had selected Sen. Kamala Harris of California a…

For years the Supreme Court has resisted calls to let the public outside the courtroom listen in on its oral arguments. But live audio streams finally became a reality in May when the coronavi…

Joe Biden took his time selecting a running mate, which seemed prudent. But he came up with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, which seems anticlimactic. And, worse than that, weak.

An up-to-date child immunization record is typically required by Pennsylvania schools at the start of the academic year. But the state Department of Health quietly announced last month that it…