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Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Get ready for four more years of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philly. Unofficial primary election results are in — and Kenney won the Democratic nomination for mayor in […]

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What I Learned at the Mayoral Debate From Philly’s “Super Voters”: Older Black Women

If you ask any political strategist to identify the most sought-after voting bloc within Democratic party at large right now, they will tell you older Black women […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]

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Anthony Williams for Mayor

As political figures go, it’s hard not to like — or at least be bemused by — Jim Kenney. In contrast to so many politicians, […]

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OPINION: Black Politicians Are Going to Have to Earn My Vote From Now On

The most open forum in which to hear the unfiltered thoughts of black men in Philly is arguably the barbershop. No matter what our wealth, […]

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Pa. Senator Anthony Williams Calls for Resignations in Porngate Presser

Flanked by leaders of various advocacy groups, Sen. Anthony Williams today called for the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin. “This system is tragically […]

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ACLU, Tea Party Join Forces to Challenge Forfeiture Law

It’s not every day that the American Civil Liberties Union and the Tea Party are on the same side. But the ACLU, FreedomWorks, Americans for Tax Reform, the Center […]

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Why Philly’s Special Election Matters

In a special election on August 11th, a small sliver of voters will choose Philadelphia’s three newest representatives in the state House. The winners are virtually predetermined, […]

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If Fattah Goes Down, Who Would Voters Replace Him With?

It finally happened: Philadelphia Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. Already, political insiders are wondering if the congressman will resign in the coming months or simply choose not […]

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Anthony Williams’s Politically and Financially Disastrous Property Deal

State Sen. Anthony Williams — the guy a lot of people thought would be the city’s next mayor — was involved in a unsavory mortgage […]

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As Harrisburg Readies for Budget Brawl, Philly Sends Its C-Team

The opening moves are now being made in what will likely be a fierce, months-long battle between newly-elected Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders in […]

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Philly Has Boosted School Funding By a Staggering Amount Since 2011

1. Philadelphia has significantly increased funding for the city’s schools since 2011, while money from the state and federal government has dried up. The gist: It’s that maddening […]

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Exactly How Wasteful Was the Tony Williams Campaign?

The only metric that really matters in an election is the vote count. But it’s interesting to look at which candidates got the most value […]

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13 Biggest Winners and Losers in Tuesday’s Election

There were the obvious winners and losers in Tuesday’s election. In the mayoral race, Jim Kenney eviscerated the competition, while Anthony Williams lost by a downright embarrassing margin. […]