2016 Presidential Election

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Hillary Clinton Wants to Tell Philly “What Happened”

Hillary Clinton is here to tell Philly what happened last fall. (You know – on the fateful day of November 8, 2016.) Clinton will stop […]

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What the Incredible Rise of the Independent Voter Means for Philly

For more than half of the 20th century, the number of registered independents and third-party voters in Philadelphia didn’t change much. From the 1940s to […]

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Why Do Philly Socialists See an Opportunity in the Age of Trump?

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I left work on a recent Thursday and walked a few blocks to the First Unitarian Church […]

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Trump’s Election Was a Bomb Dropped on a Calm Neighborhood

Almost exactly ten years after my family had left Guatemala — a country mired in a horrifically violent and bloody 36-year undeclared war waged by […]

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Meet Joe DeFelice, Donald Trump’s Hype Man in Philly

It’s been a fantastic year for Joe DeFelice, leader of the Philadelphia GOP. He helped Republican state Rep. Martina White fend off a Barack Obama-endorsed opponent in her Northeast district, […]

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The Latest on the Pennsylvania Vote Recount Effort

Update, 1:40 p.m.: According to Jill Stein’s campaign, by Monday afternoon recount requests were filed in more than 100 districts. “After a presidential election tarnished […]

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This All Seems Very Familiar, Say Philly Holocaust Survivors

He is 93 now, old enough to remember gleefully casting a vote for Franklin Roosevelt in the fall of 1944. But George Sakheim has no […]

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What Philly Republicans Think of Steve Bannon, Trump’s Alt-Right-Hand Man

Sam Katz is a well-known businessman in Philadelphia who ran three unsuccessful campaigns for mayor as a Republican. He came within 8,000 votes of winning in 1999, […]

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How We Became Me

When I was in grade school, I was a Girl Scout. To be in the Girl Scouts, you had to buy a uniform. You went […]

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Kenney Says Philly Turnout Was High Tuesday. That’s Completely Untrue.

Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement yesterday in the wake of the election of Republican Donald Trump. Along with encouraging residents not to “simply […]

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Rendell: This Was “Not the Time” for Hillary Clinton to Run

Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell said in an interview yesterday that this past election “was not the time” when his party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton, should have run for president. […]

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White Men Must Bear the Blame — and Shame — for Trump

Let me get this out of the way right off the top: White men in American have it better than everyone else. Anyone who tells […]

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The “Stark” Political Calculus for Philadelphia Latinos

It was supposed to be the election where Latinos flexed our muscle – after all, Donald Trump started taking potshots at us from the day […]

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More Than 1,000 Gather in Center City to Protest Trump

https://twitter.com/mahawestt/status/796528485258956800 On a night of nationwide protests, more than 1,000 people gathered near City Hall last night to oppose the election of Donald Trump. Shouts of “Not […]

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What President Trump Means for Philly

We’re deep into the post-Election Day hangover, and the sky, which hung over the city like a sunless gray blanket all day, has finally gone dark. Might […]