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No Jail for Gay Bashers?

Two of the people connected to the brutal assault against two gay men in Center City just accepted plea deals where they won’t serve any […]

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Hey Philadelphia, the SS United States Is a Rusting Money Pit

One of the longest bon voyages in modern Philadelphia history surrounds the SS United States, the derelict eyesore complementing the concrete prairie near Ikea along […]

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Last Night, I Wanted to Bash the Gay-Bashers

Last night, Philly was enthralled with a minute-by-minute social media manhunt for the alleged perpetrators of a gay-bashing crime in Center City. We watched with rapt attention […]

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Enough Is Enough: Ferguson, Authority, and America’s Never-Healing Race Wound

I know this is going to devastate a bunch of whiny privileged white people and politicians who would just love to say that we’re “post-racial” […]

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I’m HIV-Positive, and I Have No Interest in News About HIV Cures

Philadelphia is all atwitter currently with news out of Temple University that researchers there have gotten a step closer to a so-called cure for HIV. […]

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It’s One Year After Edward Snowden and Philly’s All Too Happy Living in a Surveillance State

Philly, it’s about time you exercised your rights and told government enough was enough.  Instead of actually solving the schools crisis, your government seems more […]

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You Can’t Be For Casinos and Against Pawn Shops

I find it fascinating that members of City Council right now want to put yet another zoning overlay in the city to prohibit new pawn […]

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How About a Nutter Executive Order Decriminalizing Marijuana in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a city of big personalities and big egos. And, the biggest personality, both in style and substance, is His Honor the Mayor. According […]

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Mayor Nutter’s Public Park Smoking Ban Is Pointless Nanny-State Grandstanding

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter seems to be in the middle of an existential crisis. Now, normally this confrontation with life, the universe, and everything is […]

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Miss America, Paula Deen and Pathetic White Racism

Few things unite white America more than beauty pageants and butter. Therefore, last night, when white America watched with rapt attention as ABC News highlighted […]