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How Jack Posobiec Became the King of Fake News

It’s a crisp midsummer’s night in late June in Central Park. The air flickers with fireflies, and the breeze hums with the insectoid klezmer of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Legalizing Marijuana

I would like to respond to yesterday’s post by fellow Philly Post-er Beth Capriotti wherein she rhetorically threw her hands up in the air in […]

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Philly.com’s Commenters Are More Vile Than You Think

Last February, Philly.com posted a heartwarming story, also published in the print edition of the Daily News, about a North Philly peewee basketball team that […]

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Goliath Squashes David: Comcast Ruling Kills Class-Action Lawsuits

On the morning of March 27th, the corporations finally won their war on the people. A little after 10 a.m., before hearing oral arguments on […]

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How Twitter Wrongfully Accused, Then Cleared Bryn Mawr Man of Boston Bombing

  Like many of you, I was up most of the night following the jaw-dropping events in Boston to the best of Twitter’s ability. Between […]

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Does Jonathan Josey’s Acquittal Mean Philly’s Red-Light Cameras Don’t Count?

My cousin is married to a cop who worked out in the ‘burbs. He’s a rock solid, salt of the earth kind of guy, straight […]

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Don’t Be a Dick, Dick Yuengling

There was a time back in the ’90s that a portion of my nightly prayers were dedicated to asking God to make Dick Yuengling adopt […]

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The Banality of Evil: The Bugman Cometh

Shortly before noon on Monday, Melissa Ketunuti, a 35-year old Children’s Hospital research scientist, was beaten, bound, choked to death and then set aflame in […]

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Louis C.K. Is the Perfect Comic for Right Now

Wanna hear a joke? Two schlubby middle-aged lesbian guys walk into a bar. “Boy, I’m fat and bald,” says the first one. “Boy, I’m lonely […]

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10 Congresspeople You Will Meet in Hell

On Friday, the House of Representatives finally, a full two months after the fact, voted to greenlight nearly $10 billion in relief funds for victims […]

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This Is the Very Simple Plan for How You and I Can Render the NRA Powerless

It is a sad testament to the depth of our national indifference that it took the massacre of 20 first-graders to finally trigger a united […]

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Shore Towns That Get Sandy Relief Shouldn’t Sell Beach Tags

As you may have heard, a bipartisan pair of New Jersey lawmakers are sponsoring a bill (S-2368) that offers the state’s dazed and shattered Shore […]

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Ed Rendell Is on the Wrong Side of the Class War

Like pretty much everybody not named Tom Corbett, I like Ed Rendell. A lot. How could you not? He’s big, hairy, loud, part grizzly, part […]

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It’s More Fun to Talk About Who Generals Are Screwing Than Who They’re Killing

The media has been asking all the wrong questions about the unfolding Peyton Place-like Petraeus saga. As I type this, the FBI is raiding Paula […]

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America Has an Embarrassing Problem: Electoral Dysfunction

We seem to only think about the electoral system for one day every four years, and when that day passes and a winner has been […]