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Mandel Bows Out

Another day, another would-be challenger to Michael Nutter says “pass.” This time it’s tax-reform advocate Brett Mandel. A Democrat, Mandel was being recruited by the […]

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Another Fiscal Disaster for Philly

In 1991, Philadelphia enjoyed the lowest bond rating ever recorded by a major municipality in America. It had a structural deficit in excess of $270 […]

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Michael Nutter, Mayor Enigma

Councilman Michael Nutter was the confrontational policy wonk who got results. Candidate Nutter was the anti-crime crusader who would clean up City Hall. What about […]

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Planned Parenthood Needs Federal Funding

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Last Saturday, I cried in the lobby of the Elizabeth […]

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Jim Beam Agrees With Ed Rendell on the Whole Wusses Thing

The devastating news is in, guys. If you’re web-surfing while standing up, for some odd reason, please take a seat. Grab some Kleenex. This is […]

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Dirty Laundry in Germantown

I want to test out a theory, which is that laundromats are great places to meet people, though I am also pretty sure this is […]

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The Education of Aqil

You hear a lot of fantastic and other worldly debates at Mighty Writers, the Philadelphia writing program for city kids where I work, and yesterday […]

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What Philly Could Learn From Egypt

Last week, as you’ve no doubt read by now, Philly learned that 53 percent of the city doesn’t want our mayor to be the mayor […]

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Center City’s Future: One Foot on the Banana Peel

For most of Philadelphia’s post-industrial existence, Center City has been the center of business life. Over the past decade, as job losses mounted, developers found […]

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Happy Birthday, ENIAC

It’s hard to imagine, sitting here in front of my Mac desktop, next to a digital phone, a few feet from an iBook, a cell […]

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Can Michael Nutter Be Beat?

According to a poll released last week, a majority of Philadelphians say Michael Nutter doesn’t deserve a second term. Given his first three years in […]

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The Cost of a Good Education

In connection with legislation known as “Black Laws,” Ohio in 1829 evicted black people from the state within 30 days if they did not pay […]

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Sins of the Father

In 2009, Philly Mag chronicled the story of Father Charles Newman, the former head of Archbishop Ryan, the largest Catholic school in the city. Newman […]

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Man Versus Comcast

It all started when I checked the mail the other day. Around this time of year, I find myself opening bills like I’m tearing off […]

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Why I Can’t Give Up the Inquirer

I just got off the phone with the Inquirer. The paper didn’t arrive on time this morning, and my husband was leaving for work before […]