Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows Catholic schools are a necessity

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • March 12, 2021

For nearly a year, millions of students haven’t set foot in a classroom — an unimaginable disruption that has profoundly affected the lives of America’s youngest generation. I promise you,…

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Op-Ed: Student-based funding will renew Pa.’s education system

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • March 9, 2021

Most opponents of parental choice claim it “drains” money from district schools. But that’s only true if one believes the money props up a specific system. Two centuries ago, assigning…

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Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Doesn’t Have a Friend in Tom Wolf

  • Nathan Benefield
  • February 22, 2021

As Pennsylvanians suffer under Wolf’s leadership, they will have a chance to force the governor to work with the legislature. This May, voters will get a say on a state…

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Op-Ed: Should Pa. increase education funding by raising taxes?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 15, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 budget proposal put education at its center, featuring an extra $1.5 billion for public schools paid for by raising personal income taxes. While officials say the…

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Op-Ed: PA Suburbs Signal a National ‘Eds-and-Meds’ Realignment

  • Charles F. McElwee
  • February 14, 2021

A booming “eds-and-meds” economy is fueling Wyomissing’s gradual political shift. The Knitting Mills complex, for example, houses the corporate offices of Tower Health, which oversees its flagship, Reading Hospital, but…

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Education

Op-Ed: Pandemic Demonstrates the Value of Catholic Education

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • February 5, 2021

It’s tough to compete with “free” – even if your product is in high demand. That’s a lesson Catholic schools know well. In the past year, this point has been…

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State Budget

Three Takeaways on Gov. Wolf’s 2021 Budget

  • Nathan Benefield
  • February 3, 2021

Our commonwealth faces a structural budget deficit. Families need education lifelines to get back on track. Small businesses need regulatory and tax relief to stay afloat. Patients need more options to access care.

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Op-Ed: Checks and balances needed even during crises

  • Stephen Bloom
  • February 1, 2021

Here in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf has too often imposed drastic restrictions without public accountability and transparency. As it stands, the commonwealth ranks among the nation’s most restrictive states —…

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Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Will Reflect Voter Mood During Biden Presidency

  • Nathan Benefield
  • January 25, 2021

In other words, suburban voters favor moderation – as the election results showed. But despite his campaign persona, Biden may already be inching closer to leftist economic policies. As Axios…

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Op-Ed: The last line of defense against a governor’s overreach

  • Charles Mitchell
  • January 19, 2021

Pennsylvanians understand the dangers of COVID-19. Sadly, they also fear how Wolf’s unilateral powers imperil their future. That’s why the state Legislature, whose members just heard from their constituents during…

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Pa. Governor’s Emergency Powers Out of Step with Most States

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • January 15, 2021

Pennsylvania’s emergency powers rules make our state sixth-worst in the nation, tied with others like New York and Delaware, according to the Maine Policy Institute’s Balance of Power Index. The…

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Op-Ed: Will a Biden Presidency Reflect His Scranton Roots?

  • Charles F. McElwee
  • January 13, 2021

Biden’s persona is doubtless shaped by his Scranton roots, which he proudly referenced even before the 2020 campaign. It’s important to understand how the former vice president is a product…

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