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Why Michael Nutter Thinks He Had the Best Job in Politics

The Rundown Age: 60 CV: 4th District City Councilman (1992-2006); 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-’16) List of current gigs, abridged: Pundit (CNN), professor (Columbia), fellow […]

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The Kids Are All Red: Socialism Rises Again in the Age of Trump

It’s one of those final, bittersweet Fridays of the summer, and a dozen people are crowded around a picnic table at the El Bar in […]

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Kenney: Philly Sheriff Should Resign After Sexual Harassment Allegations

The mayor of Philadelphia says Sheriff Jewell Williams should resign after three current and former employees have accused him of sexual harassment. “I think he should step down,” […]

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Black Lives Matter Activist Asa Khalif Arrested at Protest

The most prominent Black Lives Matter activist in Philadelphia was arrested on Monday. Officials said Asa Khalif, leader of Black Lives Matter Movement Pennsylvania, was taken into custody […]

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In the Trump Era, Voter Turnout Skyrockets in Philly’s District Attorney Race

Voter turnout was 69 percent higher in Philadelphia on Tuesday than in the last district attorney’s race in 2013 — and all of the ballots haven’t been counted […]

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Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart Easily Wins City Controller Election

It wasn’t even close: Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart defeated Republican Mike Tomlinson in Tuesday’s city controller election 82 percent to 18 percent, with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Rhynhart is the first woman in the […]

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“Completely Unelectable” Progressive Larry Krasner Wins DA’s Race

At 9 a.m. this morning, Arlene Wilson was nervous. The South Philadelphia resident wanted Larry Krasner, the Democrat running for district attorney, to win. But even though registered Democrats outnumber […]

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Harris and Rhynhart on Philly’s Next Generation of Politicians

Jim Kenney. Bob Brady. Dwight Evans. Ed Rendell. Marian Tasco. Johnny Doc. Darrell Clarke. Many of Philadelphia’s political bigwigs have been calling the shots for what seems like forever. […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia General Election

The last time there was a general election for district attorney of Philadelphia, only 12 percent of registered voters went to the polls. That means less than one-eighth […]

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Republican DA Candidate Hired Consultant Who Pleaded Guilty to Assaulting His Girlfriend

Beth Grossman, the Republican nominee for district attorney of Philadelphia, has a crystal-clear campaign message: She is the sole prosecutor in the race and a […]

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Jimmy Tayoun, Philly Political Legend and Ex-Con, Dies

James “Jimmy” Tayoun, a Philadelphia political legend, has died at the age of 87. Tayoun spent his life working just about every corner of the city’s political system. He […]

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Is Philly Really Less Corrupt Than It Used to Be?

Need a belly laugh? This fall, the Washington, D.C.-based mag Governing praised Philadelphia for virtually stamping out political corruption. I wish I were exaggerating. The […]

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Ali Perelman: New Philly’s Old Money

Ali Perelman, the millennial scion of one of the wealthiest families in Philadelphia, is shoving a giant push broom down the street in Bella Vista. […]

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Caitlan Coleman, Family Freed After Being Held by the Taliban for Five Years

“I read this and started bawling. I’m so happy!” “I’m crying. I’m in complete shock.” “I cannot believe this.” When news broke this morning that […]

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In Philly, Independents and Third-Party Voters Now Outnumber Republicans

For apparently the first time in Philadelphia’s history, there are more registered independents and third-party voters in the city than Republicans. That’s according to the City […]