Universities have not done enough to curtail skyrocketing costs and instead, compete relentlessly for students, who take on expensive loans to cover their costs.
President Trump's willful blindness to the Russian meddling means the U.S. remains vulnerable to interference in future elections. All the more reason why states, including Pennsylvania, must move to protect our voting system from cyberattcks.
The spat between Jay-Z in Mayor Kenney revealed a troubling lack of vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Improving education alone is a good reason to keep the tax but it will also finance the ambitious plan to fix libraries, playgrounds and parks in every neighborhood in the city makes it a powerful investment in the people of the city.
We'd like to believe that 18 months under a single leader could not unravel it completely; but as Putin and others know, it doesn't have to unravel overnight; it just has to start coming apart, bit by bit by bit.
The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist called Kavanaugh an "outstanding choice" with "an impressive record that demonstrates his strong support for the Second Amendment."
Gov. Wolf should continue to find ways to close the center - a drug treatment facility would do some good for other Pennsylvanians along the way.
While the focus on ICE has brought attention to some of the most problematic elements of our immigration system, calling for its removal is also a way to avoid the bigger question: what should the immigration policy of the United States in the 21st century be?
The presence of money alone is not responsible for the judges that end up disgraced or behind bars, but its presence can taint even the best judges. The corrosive effects of money work over time until it is impossible for people to trust the court system.
In a time that Philadelphia and Pennsylvania find themselves in legal battles against the federal government, this infighting must cease. The goal of government is to execute the will of the people. In Philadelphia, the will of the people is a soda tax and ban on sales of flavored cigars.
This is a matter of important public interest. For one thing, it involves tax dollars spent on a major investigation. The public has a right to know the findings.
The value of public spaces goes far beyond their value as amenities, and can be drivers of the public good - including better civic and political engagement, and improved social and economic equity.
There is no excuse not to change or liberalize the rules of the civic service system and invest in attracting the talent that's required for the city to operate.