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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Life In The Christmas City

  • Charles F. McElwee
  • December 24, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Bethlehem tells the tale of two economies in the pandemic era.

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Energy Shows Why Regulatory Reform is Key

  • Tirzah Duren
  • December 21, 2020

Right now in Pennsylvania —the second-largest energy-producing state behind Texas— Governor Wolf is using executive action to attempt to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This interstate…

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No, Pennsylvania Lawmakers can’t Pick their own Electors

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • December 18, 2020

The truth is, there is tradition around voting in Pennsylvania, but, more importantly, there are laws. Those laws and the powers they delegated to Pennsylvanians in the voting booth should…

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Liquor Monopoly Can’t Make the PLCB Successful

  • Tirzah Duren
  • December 8, 2020

After closing state stores, the PLCB attempted online sales, but the website was unable to handle the increased traffic. As a “solution,” the PLCB implemented lottery-like randomization to limit online purchases and…

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