Opinion


Members of the Crime Scene Unit walk near the location of a shooting in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Isn’t the Same Anymore, but Candidates Like Josh Shapiro Can Help Us Take Our Neighborhoods Back.

Let’s take back our neighborhoods by electing candidates that will fight, protect, and provide us with the resources we need to live and work with living wages, dignity, and respect.

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and her daughter, Molly
My Pride and Joy

This Pride Month, I ask my fellow parents, educators, and lawmakers to simply love one another and embrace our diversity and differences.  My family, and so many families across our great country, are clearly stronger for it.

An Amtrak train departs 30th Street Station in Philadelphia in October 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC Passenger Rail Service Makes Perfect Sense for Our Region

"Amtrak’s passenger rail service from Scranton to NYC would enhance job growth and tourism for the region."

State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski doesn't want to see Republicans waste a rare funding boom from the federal government (Flickr/Governor Tom Wolf)
Kosierowski: Republicans Are Ready to Make Your Money Disappear Again

State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski wants to see the state legislature spend American Rescue Plan funds on needed programs, not to fill budget holes.

State Rep. Maureen Madden (D-Monroe)  says the anti-abortion bill Republicans are pushing will traumatize women who have miscarriages. (Flickr/Office of Governor Tom Wolf)
Madden: GOP’s Anti-Abortion Bill Would Traumatize Women

State Rep. Maureen Madden explains how a new bill pushed by Republicans would have affected her.

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International Students Don’t Feel Welcome Thanks to Trump. Biden Can Fix That.

In a recent survey of 500 college administrators, half expressed the belief that the “feeling of being unwelcome in the United States” led to declining enrollments.

Nancy Sharts-Hopko, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is a professor in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Courtesy of Villanova University)
I’m a Catholic Nurse. This Is Why Biden Is The Moral Choice For America.

"Catholic social teaching calls us to affirm the dignity of all people with particular concern for the poor and marginalized; stand for the common good; care for our neighbors; and seek social and distributive justice."