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Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

Last week, I had the surreal experience of reading my way through a stack of high-toned books about liberalism when news trickled out that a conservative majority on the Supreme Court was preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade. Legal scholars were swift to denounce what...

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Seek ways to fight blight together

Imagine this: you’ve worked tirelessly over the years to be able to purchase an older home. You’ve spent countless hours and thousands of dollars to improve it. That was my parents’ dream in Tamaqua in 1965 when they first purchased a 1917 “half a double” and my...

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Politics and Civic Engagement

Asian American Studies Scholar and host Rob Buscher discusses AAPI involvement in local politics and civic engagement with panelists Nina Ahmad, Nikil Saval, and Helen Gym. Historically, Asian Americans have faced barriers in becoming politically active. What are the...

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It’s Time for Pennsylvania to Act on Environmental Justice

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has an open public comment period on proposed revisions to the DEP’s Environmental Justice Policy guidance (EJ Policy). The deadline for written comments is May 11 and the last of four public hearings is May 4 at...

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How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

Alicia Cruz was homeless before she and her four daughters moved into a newly vacant apartment in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, about three years ago. As she stood in the kitchen and watched dirty water clog up the sink, the landlord promised he’d have it fixed before...

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