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One Moment From John Fetterman’s Past Could Derail His Senate Bid

The lieutenant governor has been on a meteoric rise from small-town mayor to darling of the national punditocracy. But one lingering incident from 2013 — and how it plays in places like Philly — may determine just how far his political journey goes.

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Karens Were Dangerous Before. Now They’re Armed

Karens — racist people who weaponize white supremacy against Black people — have permeated every level of American life, all the way up to the Karen-in-Chief. It’s time to cancel Karen culture.

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Dear COVID Quitters, We Couldn’t Have Gotten This So Wrong Without You

As the pandemic death toll tops 122,000 in America — that’s 40 9/11’s — people are still fighting for the freedom to make it worse.

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We’re All Socialists Now in the New Coronavirus Reality

Overnight, America became a nation of New Deal Democrats. Will that change the way we feel about the government?

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How Mike Bloomberg Ate Joe Biden’s Lunch in Philadelphia

Scenes from a political earthquake.

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The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness in Philly. Solving the Problem Is a Matter of Survival

On any given night, more than a thousand people are sleeping on the streets of our city.

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Fact-Checking All of the Mysteries Surrounding Donald Trump and Penn

Why is everything about Trump’s time at Wharton shrouded in secrecy? We set out to uncover the truth.

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Lew Blum, the Tow-Truck King Philly Loves to Hate, Needs a Hug

He was known for hauling away illegally parked cars all over the city. Then he pissed off the wrong people.

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People Laughed When This Philly Lawyer Sued Led Zeppelin. Nobody’s Laughing Now.

Francis Malofiy may be the most hated man in the Philadelphia legal community.

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What Does Daryl Metcalfe Have Against Philadelphia?

One reporter’s quest to find out what makes the state rep from Western Pennsylvania tick.

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How Mount Airy’s Malcolm Nance Became a Hero of the Resistance

The former Navy covert-ops man is the cable news talking head everyone turns to for the truth.

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Why a Philly Whistle-Blower Is Launching a Journalism Start-Up

Ten years ago, Wendell Potter turned whistle-blower. This year, he declares war.

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How Jack Posobiec Became the King of Fake News

The Trump troll the Internet loves to hate is a 32-year-old kid from Norristown.

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Counterpoint: Here’s Why Pot Needs to Be Legal

City Life’s Commenters Are More Vile Than You Think