The inning escapes. But the house was nearly full, so let’s call it 11,000 inside Oklahoma City’s Hall of Fame Stadium on a Thursday afternoon.
Two days after a serial rapist murdered his 23-year-old daughter, a doctoral student in Philadelphia, Sylvester Schieber attended Saturday night Mass with his wife, Vicki, at their home parish in Maryland.
Catching up with a friend over Zoom, I wondered recently what might have happened if China had come clean about the presence and origins of COVID-19 before it spread beyond Wuhan.
As one of the most memorable school years in history winds down, state and local school leaders are considering how to make the most of the $190 billion federal dollars in COVID-19 relief flowing to our nation’s public schools.
No matter what side of the political fence you are on, or even if you're sitting on the fence, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that we are living in troubling times.
Although we’ve made significant progress over the last two centuries to expand the freedom to vote, self-interested politicians in numerous states are trying to turn back the clock to a dark period in our history and create significant barriers to voting for certain Americans, especially Bla…
Our national motto — “In God We Trust” — was not birthed along with our nation in 1776. In fact, founders such as Franklin, Jefferson and Madison probably wouldn’t have looked kindly on such a motto. They were skeptical about traditional religion, and they were particularly wary of connectio…
On Earth Day, the Biden administration unveiled new emissions reductions goals, as part of its effort to make the climate crisis a priority for every government agency. Similarly, Congress has introduced a flurry of bills aimed at making agriculture “net zero” in terms of its carbon footprint.
Good garden writers should be able to say nice things about plants that they may not particularly care for. This column will be a test to see if I can successfully do that.
For much of the world, 2020 was more of a nightmare than a dream. The physical, emotional and economic struggles brought all the nations of the earth to their knees.
In Harrisburg, policymakers tend to get easily sidetracked to focus on issues demanding immediate attention. This often means the overshadowing of existing priorities.
A couple of days ago, as I was opening a can of cat food for Flopsie and Skittles, I took a look at the flavor shown on the label. It read “With Beef in Gravy.”
My aunt once asked me if there will be animals in heaven. Perhaps it is a good question to ask during this season, when pets have played such an important role in helping us survive COVID.
As the Trump presidency fades into the past, we are reminded of the sex scandal at its dawn. The Federal Election Commission just dropped its probe into the former president’s alleged hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
In the spirit of Republican-controlled state governments everywhere, the Texas legislature has been busy looking for ways to make it harder to vote.
Like many people, I work a job where I have a desk. Like many people, that desk includes personal effects, a bunch of sticky-notes we kind of just inherited, hand sanitizer and maybe a random item or two — like a ceramic bowl I made in 12th grade.
Countries around the world set aside a special day for mothers. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, Brazil, Germany, Ethiopia and the Philippines. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mothers Day an official holiday starting on May 8, 1914.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar plans to revive the economy, fix America’s infrastructure and ease poverty have spawned comparisons between him and Franklin D. Roosevelt. At the 100-day mark of the Biden presidency, David Gergen, who has advised presidents of both parties, wrote, “Biden is …
Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.
Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program just got more interesting. And if President Joe Biden wants them to succeed, he should insist they proceed with one fewer member.
Did you hear that President Joe Biden is going to ration hamburgers and steaks and force red-blooded Americans to consume horrible things like Brussels sprouts and tofu in a bid to reduce carbon emissions?
Protesters in Minneapolis, and, for that matter, throughout the country and across the seas, signaled through shouting, jumping, carrying signs and in some instances vandalism that a jury had darned well better find Derek Chauvin guilty in his trial for murder. It did.