Anthony Williams

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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Party Hopping: Scenes From Philly’s Big Election Night Bashes

Last night, Philadelphia magazine dispatched reporters to most of the Democratic mayoral candidates’ Election Day parties (sorry, Milton Street) to document the agony and the ecstasy […]


The Brief: 3 Reasons Jim Kenney Crushed His Opponents

1. Jim Kenney won Philadelphia’s mayoral race by the biggest margin in modern history. The gist: The former City Councilman defied the odds — he got off to a late start, […]


Jim Kenney Wins in Historic Landslide

Updated 5/20/2015 with nearly final election results. Jim Kenney won the Democratic mayoral primary in dominating fashion Tuesday night, capturing neighborhoods across the city in a […]


The Mayoral Race Gets Weird — Real Weird

The mayoral race is getting weird in its final days. Case in point, mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams scheduled a press conference today outside of Estia, […]


The Brief: Why We Didn’t Know Who Was Winning the Philly Mayor’s Race Until This Week

1. The reason there was only one poll this entire mayoral campaign? Cell phones. And money. The gist: The first independent poll of the Philadelphia mayor’s race was just […]