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Comcast Vs. FiOS: Is There Really a Difference?

I have met the devil I didn’t know, and his name is FiOS. After nearly 13 years of living in Center City, I moved to […]

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Thanksgiving with the Cheney Family!

Thanksgiving dinner chez Cheney could be an awkward affair this year. Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughters are in a nasty public feud over same-sex […]

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We’ve All Been Sucker-Punched… by the Knockout Game Myth

Unless you spent the whole month of November on vacation, you’ve probably been hearing about the “Knockout Game.” According to the news of the last […]

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Hey Ruben Amaro: It’s Called a Plan. Look Into One.

That was quite a smile Carlos Ruiz was sporting during the celebratory press conference that announced his re-signing with the Phillies. He should have been […]

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Meanwhile in Bucks Country: Gays Are Too Awesome for Marriage

You’ve got to hand it to Langhorne attorney Nathan D. Fox. He’s constructed one of the more unique arguments against gay marriage I’ve ever seen […]

Princeton bonfire
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In Princeton, Effigies Have Feelings, Too

Millennials, you are killing me. I know, I know; we celebrate you on the December cover of the magazine. We get to read inside about […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Isn’t the Only Reason to See Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Philadelphia showtimes. It’s not all about Jennifer Lawrence. OK, it pretty much is. As talented as she is eminently lovable […]

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The Clintons Were Right: Where Obamacare (Maybe) Went Wrong

Watching all the fuss and muss surrounding the launch of Obamacare these last few weeks, I’ve been struck by an unwelcome thought: Maybe the Clintons […]

Even Jim Gardner takes selfies now
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Generation Selfie: Are We Now Officially Celebrating Narcissism?

As a freelance journalist, I spend a lot of time on Twitter promoting my work, reading other people’s, and — like most everyone else these […]

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8 Reasons I’m Happy It’s Not 1963

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, you’re probably aware that tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Documentaries […]

Philadelphia Building Collapse
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Sympathy for L&I

On October 30th, Mayor Nutter announced the creation of a blue-ribbon commission to examine the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) in a never-ending reaction […]

Michael Vick and Nick Foles
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Michael Vick Vs. Nick Foles Is Not a Black and White Issue

My guilty pleasure is sports talk radio. Professional sports has always been an escape from reality and a way to relieve some of its pressures. […]

George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
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Does Anyone Still Think George Zimmerman Was a Mild-Mannered Softie?

This summer, as George Zimmerman stood on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, one witness after another testified to the genteel nature of “Georgie,” […]

Sixers Fans
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Stop Rooting for the Sixers to Lose

The Sixers lost Monday night. They shot an embarrassing 55 percent from the foul line; Tony Wroten missed six straight free throws. “As hard as […]

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Chris Christie Doesn’t Have the Facts on Margate Dunes

A real live battle of David and Goliath is taking place at the Jersey shore. Residents of Maragte City have voiced their overwhelming opposition to […]