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City Life

How to Fix ObamaCare and End the Shutdown

Say, wouldn’t this all be easier if we’d simply passed a single-payer health insurance program? We’ve spent several weeks now watching, first, the House of […]

Jobs on a puzzle piece
City Life

Have Americans Become Too Comfortable Receiving Government Assistance?

The great fish moved silently through the water, and into immortality. Without question, Jaws was a classic, filled with memorable lines. But the one that […]

Lincoln Financial Field
City Life

Eagles Fans No Longer NFL’s Worst

  Eagles fans rejoice! We are no longer the national media’s go-to example of drunken, knuckle-scraping, mentally deficient football fans. Thank you, thank you, Houston […]

City Life

The Worst Sports Bar In Philadelphia?

There’s a fun piece in this month’s Philadelphia magazine about bars across the country where Philly sports fans gather. Of particular interest, considering this Sunday’s […]

Flag of Philadelphia
City

Philadelphia Deserves a Better Flag

I know this fellow from Washington, D.C. No, not the guy who tried to help me dispose of my trash over Labor Day weekend. This […]

Philadelphia School District Building
City Life

As a Writing Tutor, I’m Learning Just How Much Philly Schools Aren’t Teaching

There are some 150,000 students served through the School District of Philadelphia. Each week, at Mighty Writers‘ new location in West Philadelphia, I work with […]

Eagles Helmet
City Life

Rename the Redskins? Why Don’t We Rename the Eagles?

All this noise about the Washington Redskins’ name makes me want to feather up and hit the warpath. The latest politically correct paleface to join […]

U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING
City Life

Are Normally Hawkish Republicans Endangering U.S. Security Abroad?

It’s not at all clear if Republicans, especially those knee-jerking and red-necking in the House, have assessed that a government shutdown is having a massive […]

Friday Night Football Game
City Life

Friday Night Lights Out

When I heard earlier this month about the decision by the New Hope-Solebury school board to cancel nighttime sporting events at their high-school stadium, I couldn’t […]

City Life

Child-Killer’s Sentence Proves to Be Incomplete

When Marie Noe was sentenced nearly two years ago, in the largest maternal infanticide case in recorded medical history, there was national outrage that the […]