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Long Live Center City Sips

For an opposing view, read Joe Trinacria’s “Center City Sips Has to End. Now.” It may be because I met my husband in an after-hours […]

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Center City Sips Has to End. Now.

For an opposing view, read Sandy Hingston’s “Long Live Center City Sips.” I haven’t been to Center City Sips in a couple of years. Not […]

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OPINION: Now Isn’t the Time for Marginalized People to Compromise

This week has shown marginalized communities that our adversaries are still alive and well. On Wednesday, President Trump announced plans to ban transgender individuals from […]

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OPINION: What New Jersey Really Should Do to Decrease Smoking

I used to smoke up until my mid-20s. And then I stopped. Partly because I married a nonsmoker, but also because I started seeing this […]

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OPINION: Philly Millennials Need to Up Their Game

Disclaimer: This is not another hit piece by a Boomer or Generation X-er targeting millennials — this one is by a millennial. While the rest […]

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OPINION: Where Are All You “Activists” When We Really Need You?

For anyone who professes to care about the issues black people face regarding policing, an important event in the relationship between the public and police […]

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Bring Back the Fairmount Park Guard

When the neighbors in expensive homes near Fairmount Park’s Devil’s Pool recently complained of trash, debris, and decadent behavior from the many visitors to Philadelphia’s […]

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Seattle Will Now Be Taxing Its Rich. Should Philly Be Doing the Same?

Looks like the city of Seattle’s at it again. Despite a recent independent study conducted by the University of Washington that found that the city’s […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Phillies’ Premature Illumination

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OPINION: “Philadelphia Assembled” Is No Template for a Modern City

If the times were a-changing in the 1960s, the cosmic speedometer has so accelerated that the times have already been transformed. I’m talking about “Philadelphia […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Seth Williams’s Guilty Plea

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It’s Time for Single-Payer Health Care

I frequently travel around the country meeting and speaking with business groups about issues affecting their companies. The business groups I speak to are located […]

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OPINION: Pa. Democrats, Quit Blaming Stop-and-Go Stores and Fault Yourselves

Welcome to Prohibition Philadelphia, 2017: the town where Democrats apparently still believe — almost 90 years after American gangster and black-market-liquor entrepreneur Al Capone did […]

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OPINION: Why I’m Giving Up on “Allies”

During this tumultuous political climate, no quote resonates with me more than this one from the late Black Panther Party leader Eldridge Cleaver: “There is […]

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OPINION: The Black Community Should Take No Joy in Bill Cosby’s Mistrial

In 2004, comedian Bill Cosby was honored by the NAACP as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. […]