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Young, Black and Dead in America

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) According to a report conducted by the Washington Post, police have shot dead 884 people […]

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Mike Dunn on the Empty Desks in City Hall’s Pressroom

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from former KYW City Hall reporter Mike Dunn.) Decades of history can be found in the press room […]

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Insider: Darrell Clarke Won His Needless School District Power Play

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  The laughter and colliding high-fives you heard recently in the vicinity of lower North […]

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Insider: Why the Teacher’s Union Didn’t Endorse the Teacher Candidate

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Maybe you’re having a rough fall. At least you’re not Chris Christie. Voters don’t like […]

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Op-Ed: A Once-in-a-Generation Chance to Strike a Great Deal with Comcast

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writers Hannah Sassaman and Gretjen Clausing.) Thousands of Philadelphians live their lives online. Coordinating with coworkers. Connecting with […]

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Insider: Mayor-to-Be Kenney, Please Make Poverty a Cabinet-Level Priority

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Philadelphia’s problematic poverty rate is an issue that demands strong action, and a cabinet-level position […]

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Insider: Tired of Philly Politics As Usual? Quit Complaining and Run For Office

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  During the past few years, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the months following municipal […]

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Insider: What Philly Mag’s Awful Cover Reveals About School “Choice”

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. Check Citified next week for a different take from at-large City Council candidate Helen Gym.) […]

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Op-Ed: 3 Huge Problems With Philly Mag’s Take on Charter Schools

Last week, Philadelphia Magazine weighed in on String Theory Charter School’s $55 million purchase of the former GlaxoSmithKline building in Center City. In an age […]

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Insider: African-American Leadership Is Rolling Over for Casino Deal

[Update: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.] After publication of this op-ed, Philly mag learned that the author performed public relations work for the National Action Network, […]

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Insider: Why the Jim Kenney & Darrell Clarke Bromance Means Great Things for Philly

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  Before the primary election on May 19, the previous 18 months of a lame duck […]

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Insider: Teachers Should Be Opting-Out of Their Own Uninspired Tests

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) The story of Philadelphia’s schools play like a bad rerun — principals making awful decisions under […]

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Op-Ed: With Pope Visit, Philly Has Chance to Take Rightful Place on World Stage

(This is a guest column from Jon Grabelle Herrmann.) On September 26, Pope Francis kicks off his public itinerary in Philadelphia with an address on […]

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Insider: Who Really Could Replace Chaka Fattah in Congress?

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  One of the outcomes of having a mostly white press corps covering a mostly black […]

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Insider: Beware the Creation of a “Roid-Rage SRC”

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) If State Sen. Scott Wagner didn’t exist, school advocates might have to invent him. At a […]