Life without parole is a sentence that leaves no room for hope or for rehabilitation. The Abolitionist Law Project, in a recently released report, calls it "Death By Incarceration."
What's the point of spending millions to refurbish Philadelphia's public libraries if the city can't staff them?
Experts don't know much about the political behavior of post-millennials (born after 1997) because they are just now reaching voting age, but clearly the old guard is worried.
A full ban on day cares is a surprising move. The obvious question: what's the problem that such a move is intended to solve?
Even though the Philadelphia region escaped the full wrath of Florence, there are important lessons to be taken starting with good preparation and that should include smart energy policies. Unfortunately, we're seeing the opposite from Washington.
Nothing gets done without prioritizing.
One institution, the Catholic Church, has failed these children. Two other powerful institutions - Pennsylvania's Supreme Court and its legislature - shouldn't fail them, too.
Let's hope the FDA is prepared to follow through on its warning. After all, it is a safe bet the e-cigarette industry will not police itself.
If the city has the capacity to invest millions every year in affordable housing now, where was this money in the spring when the mayor and Council worked on the budget?
The numbers on which poverty is based - whether outdated federal poverty guidelines, or the poverty thresholds used by the Census Bureau - provide a measurement, but not a true picture.
While Pennsylvania legislators are cashing their paychecks, they are ignoring serious issues.
In this era of strained relations between law enforcement and the community, it's essential to give as much information to the public as possible to help it understand and react to events - especially to give insight into the complex relationships between police and the communities they protect.
The construction tax bill on Kenney's desk is not the best affordable housing bill - but it is the best that Philadelphia could come up with.