Opinion

The “school choice” argument is a bad-faith attempt at furthering the privatization of PA schools.

By Brian Mazelis | June 28, 2024 | Comments Off on The “school choice” argument is a bad-faith attempt at furthering the privatization of PA schools.

If you work in education, have school-aged children in Pennsylvania, or follow the investments of hip-hop’s first billionaire Jay-Z, you’ve probably heard something about private school vouchers or the “school […]

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Air pollution in Southwest is exacerbated by high density of auto-related businesses

By Brian Mazelis | May 31, 2024 | Comments Off on Air pollution in Southwest is exacerbated by high density of auto-related businesses

If you’ve ever noticed the abundance of junkyards and repair shops in Southwest neighborhoods, you’re not the only one. Researchers at The University of Pennsylvania’s Center of Excellence in Environmental […]

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The policy-driven wealth gap is at the heart of racial disparities in estate planning

By Brian Mazelis | May 3, 2024 | Comments Off on The policy-driven wealth gap is at the heart of racial disparities in estate planning

When examining the history of estate planning in the US, it is impossible to ignore the role racist policies have played in creating the current landscape. Today, only 24% of […]

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“Uncommitted” voters demonstrate how Biden’s support for Israel could cost him the election

By Brian Mazelis | May 3, 2024 | Comments Off on “Uncommitted” voters demonstrate how Biden’s support for Israel could cost him the election

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election on April 23 was thought by many voters to be insignificant, considering President Biden had no serious challenger for the Democratic nomination. Progressives in the Democratic […]

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Credit card late fees capped at $8, bringing a sense of relief to consumers

By Brian Mazelis | March 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Credit card late fees capped at $8, bringing a sense of relief to consumers

1.1 trillion dollars. That is how much debt currently burdens American credit card holders. As many working class people know from experience, this debt accrues from junk fees for things […]

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Inflation hits Philadelphia harder than any other city in the country

By Brian Mazelis | March 7, 2024 | Comments Off on Inflation hits Philadelphia harder than any other city in the country

Last year, Pennsylvania experienced a steeper inflation of grocery prices than any other state. A report by ConsumerAffairs showed that statewide prices increased by 8.2% from October 2022 to October […]

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The Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

By Globe Times Staff | February 8, 2024 | Comments Off on The Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania and across the country the prices of our daily necessities and living expenses are increasing but the minimum wage remains the same. The minimum wage in Pennsylvania has […]

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Philadelphia City Council Passes a Ski Mask Ban

By Globe Times Staff | January 12, 2024 | Comments Off on Philadelphia City Council Passes a Ski Mask Ban

In December Philadelphia City Council voted to ban ski masks in public spaces in a 13-2 vote. Two weeks later the bill became law without being signed or vetoed by […]

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 The Struggle of Accessing Benefits in Philadelphia

By Globe Times Staff | August 18, 2023 | Comments Off on  The Struggle of Accessing Benefits in Philadelphia

Every day thousands of Philadelphians seek help with applying for benefits such as; SNAP, Medical Assistance, TANF, and social security and often have to go from place to place to […]

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Canadian Wildfires only Exacerbated Poor Air Quality in Philadelphia 

By Jacquelyn Oberdorf | June 29, 2023 | Comments Off on Canadian Wildfires only Exacerbated Poor Air Quality in Philadelphia 

It was impossible to ignore the air quality in Philadelphia earlier this month of June. It was nearly impossible to see the iconic skyline and for many people, just breathing […]

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