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John Street’s Campaign Strategy

John Street does not want to be mayor. Not again. He has said this many times, to many people, including me. “I don’t want to […]

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The Thrill of a Boring Budget

After three years of non-stop budget drama that included massive tax hikes, huge spending cuts and endless political wrangling, Mayor Nutter delivered to City Council […]

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Another Fiscal Disaster for Philly

In 1991, Philadelphia enjoyed the lowest bond rating ever recorded by a major municipality in America. It had a structural deficit in excess of $270 […]

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Philadelphia’s Corruption Constipation

The DROP Squad is under attack! And I’m here to come to their defense. In fact, I encourage them to run for re-election. Stu Bykofsky […]

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The Status Quo Prevails

By way of introduction, I’m still relatively new to this area and its customs, having only moved up here in September 2009. I say that […]

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The Real Christmas Village Travesty

When someone does the inevitable recap of the year that was 2010 in Philadelphia, one of the trends should be name changes. SEPTA re-titled its […]