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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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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 […]

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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 […]