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04/23/2015 - 1:22pm

    Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations.

    There are no...

04/23/2015 - 11:28am

    I not only watched television pundits discuss the shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, last week, I participated in some of those discussions.

    And the most disturbing...

04/16/2015 - 6:00pm

    Once again, what a difference a video makes.

    As soon as I saw the cellphone video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston Police Department in...

04/16/2015 - 6:00pm

    The White House now offers a gender-neutral restroom, for use by men, women and anyone whose gender is less than certain. If this news tempts you to giggle -- please refrain.

    Certainly, the...

04/16/2015 - 5:49pm

    I had heard about all of the dying, about all of the grief, and still I didn't immediately understand what I was seeing when, at a railroad crossing here, I spotted a man in a blaring orange vest, the kind that road crews and public-safety workers wear...

04/16/2015 - 5:49pm

    Equal pay. Child care. Paid family leave. An end to pervasive domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses and in the military.

    You know who's going to make the breakthroughs on...

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