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Progress on government integrity: We’re getting there, but still a ways to go | Opinion

We must recognize the distance we’ve traveled, even as we keep our eyes on the horizon of our destination: government citizens can trust, and higher expectations for our public officials that would bring public condemnation for those who cross the line.

French ‘yellow vest’ protesters demand something no Western leader grasps | Trudy Rubin

Neither Macron, nor Euro-populists nor Trump have addressed the stark economic inequalities that are undermining Western democracies and provoking the French revolt.

French ‘yellow vest’ protesters demand something no Western leader grasps | Trudy Rubin

Neither Macron, nor Euro-populists nor Trump have addressed the stark economic inequalities that are undermining Western democracies and provoking the French revolt.

Believe Google’s promise to be transparent about China | Opinion

Google is like an elite NBA team: The star talent has more leverage than the managers.

Believe Google’s promise to be transparent about China | Opinion

Google is like an elite NBA team: The star talent has more leverage than the managers.
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On Saudi Arabia, Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush | Marc Thiessen

Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush — and not in a good way. His response to the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate echoes Bush’s handling of China’s crackdown on peaceful democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.

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Government shouldn’t pay to solve toxic lead problem | Opinion

Last summer, the California Supreme court found the paint companies who produced lead-based paint liable for the cost of lead removal from homes and public buildings and required them to pay a $1.15 billion to pay for the cost of its removal from homes and public building.

Environmental Protection Agency’s assault on the Northeast continues | Opinion

If the president leaves all the decision-making to the bureaucrats at the EPA, the status quo will never change.

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Divorce is hard enough – let’s stop making it confusing and unaffordable | Opinion

Legal regulations make it far too hard for low-income people to get divorced.

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Despite good intentions, City Council bill deters physician education and limits patient access | Opinion

From a practical standpoint, the bill is vague and runs the risk of creating additional administrative burdens that offset the positive outcomes it aims to create.

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Philly’s new fight against white poverty should serve as a catalyst to help people of color, too | Solomon Jones

Poverty in Philadelphia is spreading outside black and brown communities. White poverty in Philadelphia has increased substantially in neighborhoods all over the city.

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America knew how to deal with a crook like Spiro Agnew. Why is Trump so hard? | Will Bunch

In 1973, both parties couldn't abide a crook in the Oval Office. Times have changed.

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When violence visits a hospital: How some N.J. medical facilities prep for active shooters | Opinion

For hospitals and healthcare organizations, the safety of patients is priority one.

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Kensington High’s cell-phone ban: What readers and the principal had to say after my last column | Ronnie Polaneczky

Readers sound off about the controversial policy, which has some students storing their phones - for a fee - at some corner stores.

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To fix staffing crises, hospitals in Pa. and beyond must listen to nurses | Opinion

Hospitals need to start the conversation with nurses to improve staffing, not force patient ratios.

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Pa. senators hold the key to federal prison reform | Opinion

Senators Toomey and Casey should pass the FIRST STEP Act.

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How saving Philly’s historic sacred spaces can make the city stronger | Opinion

A new partnership hopes to create national prototypes that demonstrate the civic value of sacred places.

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