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the callahan's tavern solider statue in upper darby
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Iconic Soldier Statue Returns to Delco Bar After a Series of Unfortunate Events

If you’ve had cause to drive down West Chester Pike in Upper Darby over the past two decades — maybe you had to get to […]

An artist rendering shows the 9/11 memorial that's coming to Philadelphia. Two pillars with a Liberty Bell between them.
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It’s Official: Philadelphia Is Getting a Hideous 9/11 Memorial

Nearly 15 years after the darkest day in American history, Philadelphia is set to commemorate the victims of that terrible day with a 9/11 memorial. Unfortunately, […]

Philadelphia Police Dept. HQ - Roundhouse
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Philadelphia Beefing Up 911 Service for Pope’s Visit

About a million people are expected to crowd into the city over the weekend for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. His trip culminates with a […]

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CIA Was Right: Waterboarding Works

To read Larry Mendte’s criticism of torture, as depicted in the new Senate report, click here. To say the killing of Osama bin Laden created […]

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Torture Report Sickens Me

Read Chris Freind’s defense of “enhanced interrogations” here.  I am sickened by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s extensive use of torture during […]

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The Philly Outrage Meter for the Week Ending September 19, 2014

Create Infographics 98%: The attack on two gay men in Center City, which actually occurred last week.

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Philadelphia’s Official Guide to Suspicious Behavior

Let’s just say that not everybody’s on board with the “suspicious behavior” guidelines offered Monday by the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management: Here’s some of […]

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Flight 93 Crash Site Worth $1.5 Million

The Legal Intelligencer reports:  The western Pennsylvania land where Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11 can be taken by eminent domain, a federal judge has […]

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America Has Moved on From 9/11

Sometimes it seems so long ago. Sometimes it seems like yesterday. It was 12 years to the day. We all have our stories of the […]

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Glenn Greenwald’s Case Shows Why Government Can’t Be Trusted With Overbroad Anti-Terror Powers

As evidence has mounted over the last decade that the U.S. government was reaching ever-further into our private lives—first via warrantless wiretapping, then through the […]

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Hollywood Is Already Working on a Boston Bombing Movie

Today in the “too soon” department, Hollywood has already started working on a film based on the Boston Marathon bombings. It’s been only 85 days […]

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What If President Obama’s Massive NSA Spying Is Keeping Us Safe?

So wait a minute: What if this massive NSA spying project is necessary? What if it’s really keeping us safe? That’s what a friend of […]

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Is Philly Ready To Be on the Front Lines of the War on Terror?

Ready or not, Philadelphia, the War on Terror is coming to your backyard.

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I Cannot Forgive George W. Bush for the Iraq War

I cannot forgive George W. Bush. I can’t forgive him for the decision, 10 years ago this week, to invade Iraq—even though that country had […]

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Why the New TSA Knife Policy Is Scary

If the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) could compete for an Emmy, it would definitely be a winner. Its “Security Theater” has become a cutting-edge soap […]