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Timothy McVeigh Should’ve Run for Republican Office

When Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City back in 1995, his head was filled with conspiracy theories involving the United Nations […]

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Why Does Newt Gingrich Hate Wall Street?

Not gonna lie: It’s fun as hell to watch Newt Gingrich—a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination—openly sneer at Wall Street. But it does […]

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School District Cuts Threaten Center City’s Vitality

When I drove into the Fitler Square neighborhood for the first time in the summer of 2008, I was desperate. I had never been to […]

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Memo to Mitt Romney: Capitalism Isn’t the Only Answer

Criticizing Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital is now apparently akin to celebrating the Holocaust. That’s a horrible thing to say, isn’t it? But don’t […]

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Children Will Suffer If Rick Santorum Is President

Rick Santorum is the best friend an orphanage ever had. It’s clear he hates gay marriage, no news there for Pennsylvania’s most famous disdainer of […]

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Enjoy Civil Liberties? Don’t Vote for Obama in 2012

President Obama betrayed me. He betrayed you, too. When I cast my vote for Obama in November 2008, I wasn’t looking so much for “hope” […]

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How Ron Paul and the GOP Benefit From Racism

There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether Ron Paul is your crazy old libertarian great-uncle, or an actual contender for the GOP presidential […]

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Is Christopher Hitchens Forgivable?

Christopher Hitchens never really shied from speaking ill of the dead. So it wasn’t really a surprise when—amidst all the hagiography following his own demise […]

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Mitt Romney’s $10,000 Bet Doesn’t Matter

Mitt Romney is rich. Who cares? I mean, I get it: I’m supposed to care, especially after Romney stuck his hand out to Rick Perry […]

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Conservatives Want You to Endure a Depression

Listen up children: There is evil in the world. But it’s not the kind you’ve been taught about in Sunday School. The devil doesn’t actually […]

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You Know You’re a Fascist If …

A message to my conservative, Tea Party-loving, Fox News-watching friends: If you see Obamacare as oppressive socialist tyranny but celebrated two weeks ago when John […]

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Poop-Smearing Aside, The Occupy Philly Protesters Are Right

Let’s get something out of the way: The Occupy Philly kids who have been haunting Dilworth Plaza over the last month really are a bunch […]

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Why Weren’t Mummers Arrested in the Prostitution Bust?

I don’t think that Philadelphia police and prosecutors are intentionally sexist. But the prostitution bust at the Mummers’ Downtown Fancy Brigade clubhouse sure makes them […]