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It Takes a Village to Make a Hate Crime

Saturday morning, a gunman killed 11 Jewish people who were worshiping at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The gunman stated his reasons on social media before his attack: “his people” were “being slaughtered” because a...

There’s No Political Machine That Can’t Be Beat

When they started their race for the Pennsylvania State House, everyone told Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato and Elizabeth Fiedler they could never win. It was a longshot, people said. They faced enormous odds, and would face enormous money and opposition. But these three...

We Must Stop the Assembly Line of Conservative Judges

“Reining in the activist judges is an enormous job, but the American people are up to the task,” says Carrie Serevino, the former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas who now heads the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN). The JCN is a right-wing lobby that...

We Know What Society's Sickness Is, and We Are the Cure

Dan Doubet of Keystone Progress delivered these comments at the "Don't Take Our Health Care" rally in Pittsburgh, PA on June 24, 2017. Like many of you, my family is suffering. My 2 year old and 3 year old sons have been diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder....

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