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Every June, Pennsylvania’s educators and parents find themselves in familiar territory — pleading with state lawmakers to increase funding that their public schools desperately need to educate students and keep up with expenses.

In 1862, in the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln declared millions of enslaved people in the United States to be free. However, because word traveled slowly back then, and because many slave owners refused to obey the proclamation, Black people in deep Southern states, in…

The reputation of the Christian church in the West has taken a bit of a beating over the past year or so — some of the criticism undeserved and some of it well earned.

Recently, Princeton professor and historian Alan Guelzo issued a stern warning: “We are threatened by fracture, and it’s a fracturing in which we cease to regard each other as fellow Americans.”

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