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The Status Quo Prevails

By way of introduction, I’m still relatively new to this area and its customs, having only moved up here in September 2009. I say that […]

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Philadelphia’s Weather Forecasters: Who Gets It Right?

John Bolaris almost made me wreck my car. I was listening to Howard Eskin on WIP. Like more and more people in Philadelphia, I only […]

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How the Nerds Are Going to Save Our City

Over the course of this year, five computer-geek transplants are going to try to change Philly government forever. And the revolution is probably going to […]

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Rendell’s Legacy: High Taxes, Low Ratings And Clenched Teeth

It was a December night, late ’90s. My entire family was in downtown Philadelphia taking in the Christmas attractions. One of our traditions was marveling […]

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Another Rendell Bailout: Build Ships With No Buyers

In the movie Dave, Kevin Kline plays a Presidential lookalike who finds himself running the country after the real President falls into a coma. Convening […]

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The Oregon Diner at 2 A.M.

Last night at 1:45, I rouse myself from the couch, go upstairs, and interrupt my son Sam talking on his cell to tell him that […]

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Concert Photos: Gogol Bordello

Last week, gypsy-punk warriors Gogol Bordello brought their wild-and-crazy party to the Electric Factory with Philly’s own Man Man. My cell phone got smashed, a […]

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The Kensington Strangler Is Putting Philly On the Map

What comes to mind when people think about Philadelphia this holiday season? The Macy’s holiday show? Our badass quarterback?

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Observations from a Macy’s Christmas Virgin

Every Christmas, they come here, to Macy’s. For the past 25 years. A mother and her son and daughter from Stratford, NJ — the kids […]

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Why Philly Unions Piss Me Off

The results of the census came out this week and — surprise, surprise —the population of America continues to migrate south. It’s too bad the […]

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Stop The DRPA “Takers” And You Stop The Toll Hike

Throughout history, there have always been makers and takers. Makers create things: jobs, products and wealth. Takers produce nothing. Instead, they leech off the makers. […]

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Philly By Color

Courtesy of The New York Times’ Mapping America feature, here’s our city by ethnicity, based on the newest Census information: the green dots represent whites, […]

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GOP’s Chances To Unseat Bob Casey? Good Luck

You would think that with Pennsylvania’s Republican roots, which have run especially deep over the last several decades, freshman Democratic senator Bob Casey would be […]

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The Politics of Crime Reporting

The Los Angeles Times is causing hubbub on its website because of a data-gathering project, the Homicide Report, that’s keeping track of every killing in […]

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We Need Another Talk Radio Station in Philly

Philadelphia desperately needs a local news talk station and there is no better time to start one than right now. My father used to go […]