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Anthony Williams Wants to Be Mayor

“Why don’t you run?” It was two Januaries ago, at one of their regular Friday afternoon meetings. For weeks, political operative Josh Morrow had been […]

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Phillies Fandemonium

We scoured the city for the most hardcore Phillies fans. Click below to see their photos and read their stories. VIEW THE SLIDESHOW   Photography […]

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The Fox Guarding the Henhouse

As if the budget wasn’t bad enough—slicing $2 billion out of basic and higher education funding, which is precisely the last thing this state needs […]

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I Fought The Water Department And …

Problem 1: Getting the water department to open my account. This would, you’d assume (at least I did, because I’m hopelessly naive), be a simple […]

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Tom Corbett’s Moral Decision

Governing, at its core, is about making moral decisions. It’s easy to lose sight of that, in all the talk of budget deficits and spending […]

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The DN’s Christine Flowers Takes on DOMA, Fails Miserably

Daily News resident right-wing blogger-person Christine Flowers has an, um, interesting take on the Obama administration’s decision not to fight challenges to the constitutionality of […]

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Why It’s Time to Shake Up How Philadelphia Elects Its Leaders

By rights, Michael Nutter should be on the ropes. [sidebar] In 2007, after all, he won just 37 percent of the Democratic primary — not […]

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Known Unknowns (And the Lying Liars Who Lied Us Into War)

Seeing as how former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will be at the Constitution Center tonight hocking his memoir, Known and Unknown, I figured it’s […]

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Just Die Already

A couple weeks back, I told you about New Jersey Republican Chris Smith’s plan to redefine rape in service of his anti-abortion agenda. The idea, […]

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A Nation of (Fundamentalist) Idiots

For all 13 years of my elementary and secondary education, I attended a religious school. And not just a religious school, but an ardent, protestant, […]

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You Live in the Moonshine Capital of the World

My mother, God bless her, has a hookup. For Christmas, she gave me a Mason jar of real, legitimate, 100 percent illegal, North Carolina-made peach […]

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Chris Smith Will Tell You When You’ve Been Raped, Ladies

Chris Smith—the far-right, anti-choice zealot of a congressman from central Jersey—has proposed legislation to further restrict the use of government funds to pay for abortion […]

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Department: David Urban: The Patriot

DAVID URBAN has one goal today: Run out the clock. It shouldn’t be hard. The lame-duck session of the 111th Congress is already awash in […]

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We Do Big Things

As a speech—as a campaign speech, to be specific—President Obama’s State of the Union seemed to work splendidly. He hit the right notes—uplifting, optimistic, folksy […]

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Abortion’s Back in the News. Wonderful.

Seth Williams’ timing could have been better: On January 19th, he announced a grand jury indictment against Kermit Gosnell, a West Philly abortion doc who, […]