Reluctantly, we endorse Sen. Bob Menendez for N.J. Senate | Endorsement

Sen. Menendez's opponent, Bob Hugin, has run a campaign based on not being Menendez but he hasn't presented himself as a reasonable alternative.

Shame! Pennsylvania Senate Republicans fail victims of priest sex abuse | Editorial

The Senate turned its back on victims whose lives were ruined by the crimes of hundreds of priests and the Catholic Church, which ran out the clock on the statute of limitations so it could hold onto its fortune and reputation.

Shame! Pennsylvania Senate Republicans fail victims of priest sex abuse | Editorial

The Senate turned its back on victims whose lives were ruined by the crimes of hundreds of priests and the Catholic Church, which ran out the clock on the statute of limitations so it could hold onto its fortune and reputation.

Starbucks report says racism affects policing. Police disagree. | Editorial

It is unfortunate that Ross is unable to acknowledge the reality that racism has shaped policing in America — including here in Philadelphia.

Starbucks report says racism affects policing. Police disagree. | Editorial

It is unfortunate that Ross is unable to acknowledge the reality that racism has shaped policing in America — including here in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania State Police should not police themselves | Editorial

In an era of high-profile police shootings and the resulting erosion of public trust, there should be an independent investigations. But Pennsylvania's policy is as clear as mud.

Pennsylvania State Police should not police themselves | Editorial

In an era of high-profile police shootings and the resulting erosion of public trust, there should be an independent investigations. But Pennsylvania's policy is as clear as mud.
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Election Day is coming. Where’s the celebration? | Editorial

Election Day is a celebration of democracy and we should mark it accordingly.

The quiet death of a bill that could have helped Philly | Editorial

Altering the uniformity clause would give Philadelphia much more freedom in solving problems or adjusting its revenue streams… but don't bet any money that it is happening any time soon.

Pennsylvania flunking when it comes to higher education| Editorial

State leaders should think of higher education as a form of economic development — a policy it spends $867 million on already — because college graduates help build a strong economy.

If Philly government and Amazon can raise the minimum wage, why can’t our “Eds and Meds?” | Editorial

Universities and hospitals in Philadelphia could increase their positive impact on the city and set an important example of leadership by joining city government and Amazon in committing to a minimum wage of $15-an-hour for employees and contractors.

Pa. legislature stood up to frat hazing. Will it stand up to the Catholic Church to give justice to sex abuse victims? | Editorial

Both bills hold powerful institutions accountable for failing to look out for the young people under their watch.

UN’s dire climate warnings should be met with serious action | Editorial

On Nov. 6, voters have a chance to elect candidates who are committed to fight global warming. One-third of the Senate, including seats in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and all 435 House seats are up this year. If you're not sure how to vote, just click on www.opensecrets.org and see which candidates are taking money from polluters.

Kavanaugh takeaway: SCOTUS reforms worth considering | Editorial

The Kavanaugh confirmation process has prompted a wider scrutiny of the court, raising questions about the makeup and the process of installing justices – from the length of tenure to the number of justices serving on the bench.

Philly has to break its bad money-handling habits | Editorial

Instances of lax financial oversight and less-than-rigorous accounting could be considered a through line in the city's history.

More city trees can help with climate change | Editorial

This effort to ease the effects of a warming planet may seem small considering the global threat but they are essential in a time when the federal government has chosen to support the fossil fuel industry instead of research and innovation technologies.

It’s Gov. Tom Wolf, not Alex Trebek, putting informed voters in Jeopardy

Leading a state carries a heavy responsibility, not just to make decisions that will affect many people, but to keep them informed and enlightened.

Another unfortunate tech upgrade for Philly city government | Editorial

City Hall can't afford to routinely squander precious tax dollars and do nothing about it.

Harrisburg, stay out of Philly’s labor laws | Editorial

Pennsylvania House Republicans are intent on stripping cities in Pennsylvania from their ability enact and enforce labor ordinances.
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