Insider: Kenney Can Reform the Mummers — Legally

Finnegans New Year’s Brigade’s Caitlyn Jenner performance on Friday. | Photo by Dan McQuade

Finnegans New Year’s Brigade’s Caitlyn Jenner performance on Friday. | Photo by Dan McQuade

(Editor’s Note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)

The Mummers Parade was a national disgrace. Again. Can’t we just ban them, or, at least consign them to a march on Oregon Avenue?

Probably not. But that doesn’t mean we’re helpless in seeking a Mummers Parade that reflects and celebrates all Philadelphians. Read more »

Inside Take: How the Philadelphia Nominating Petition Game Is Played

Dubious.

Dubious.

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)

The fun started this morning.

For the next three weeks, volunteers and paid field staffers will be spanning our City to convince you to sign a nomination petition for their preferred candidates. Candidates for citywide office need 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters in their party to appear on the May 19 primary ballot (plus pay a nominal $100 filing fee); candidates for district Council races need 750. Read more »

INSIDE TAKE: End the Judicial Fundraising Charade

Gavel Money Court

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(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)

It’s a part of the campaign process which gives many a sense of the oogies; the relentless quest for cash in which candidates for office call their friends, colleagues, former colleagues, ideological sympathizers, anyone who’s given money to people like them, anyone who might have a beef with the other candidates, and then, inevitably, all these same people again next week.

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