Holly Otterbein

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Remember When College Was Fun?

Students are stressed out, freaked out, and crippled with anxiety. When did college become such a drag?

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Can You Run Pennsylvania the Way You Run a Garbage Company?

Is the state really ready for a trashman-in-chief?

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Philly’s Biggest Winners of 2017

The 13 artists, athletes, and everyday Philadelphians who triumphed in this surreal year.

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Why Michael Nutter Thinks He Had the Best Job in Politics

Philly’s former mayor has penned a memoir of his time in City Hall.

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

Socialism — yes, socialism — is having a moment in America.

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Kenney: Philly Sheriff Should Resign After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Two women say Sheriff Jewell Williams tried to kiss them in his office. Another claims he made a remark about his genitals.

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Black Lives Matter Activist Asa Khalif Arrested at Protest

A spokesman for the Attorney General said Khalif showed "unacceptable and threatening behavior."

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Voter Turnout Skyrockets in Philly’s DA Race

This election saw the highest vote count for DA since the 1997 race.

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Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart Easily Wins City Controller Election

She will be Philly’s first female controller.

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

He beat Republican Beth Grossman by more than 40 percentage points.

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Harris and Rhynhart on Philly’s Next Generation of Politicians

The two up-and-comers will talk about the city’s political bench.

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philly General Election

Here’s everything you need to know.

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

The same consultant painted Larry Krasner as soft on crime.

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

The newspaper publisher and one-time city councilman literally wrote the book about going to prison for political corruption.

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Is Philly Really Less Corrupt Than It Used to Be?

No. And let’s kill this narrative right now, please.