• October 22, 2014

    Whatever happened to push to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare?

    The campaign to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act helped Republicans capture control of the U.S. House in 2010 and keep that majo...
  • October 22, 2014

    Committee of Seventy taps Thornburgh as new CEO

    Longtme civic leader David B. Thornburgh has been named the new president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy. The position has been open since the re...
  • October 21, 2014

    True blue through millennia, indigo has colorful history

    The blue in today's blue jeans is derived from a readily available synthetic dye.
  • October 21, 2014

    After Mumia graduation address, Pa. moves to curb public speech inflicting 'mental anguish'

    Pennsylvania has a new law giving crime victims and their families the chance to silence prison inmates in public. The bill signing ceremony took pla...
  • October 21, 2014

    Election 2014: A look at Corbett and Wolf on education

    OK, let's get right to the looming question: Did Tom Corbett cut a billion dollars from public, K-12 education?
  • October 21, 2014 |  That's History

    In defense of war re-enactors

    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Amer...
  • October 20, 2014

    Philly relaxes penalties for pot

    Philadelphia's marijuana laws are officially relaxed. Technically, the drug is still illegal, and buying or selling it can still land you in hot...
  • October 20, 2014

    Governor's Race: What would Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf do to create jobs?

    As election day approaches, we're looking at issues in the governor's race. What are Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett's plans for jobs, and how...
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