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Do Democrats Want to Be Right, Or Do They Want to Win?

This week, we’ll hit the less-than-30-days mark before Election Day 2020 — and it’s starting to feel like 2016 all over again. On October 7th, […]

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Democratic Control of Harrisburg Would Have Huge Implications for Philly. Can It Really Happen?

The last time Democrats in Pennsylvania controlled both houses of the state legislature and the governorship, it was 1993. Bob Casey Sr. was governor. Ed […]

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I Won’t Vote for Joe Biden, the Lesser Racist, Until I Have To in November

As a millennial black voter, I take every election very seriously. When my mail-in ballot arrived last week, it listed three Democratic presidential candidates: former […]

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Special Elections Are Undemocratic, Wasteful and Downright Stupid

Tuesday nearly broke all that was left of my faith in the democratic process. I’m what many would consider a super voter, given that I’ve […]

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Philly Dems Should Take Note of the GOP’s Bold Choice for Party Leader

If you overheard the following remarks, you’d probably assume you were at a progressive political gathering: “We’re bringing in the kind of leadership we need […]

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What the Working Families Party’s Historic Win Means for Philly Politics

Tuesday’s election taught us one major thing: The major-party machine has been warned. For the first time in decades, there will be only one Republican […]

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Working Families Party Candidates For City Council Deserve To Lose On Principle

We’re roughly one month away from the general election, and I can’t wait for it to be over. Not because I don’t value the democratic […]

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Philly Watch Parties for the Second 2020 Democratic Debates

Last month’s Democratic presidential debates undoubtedly stirred the pot. Support for frontrunner Joe Biden slipped in the polls after Kamala Harris pried into his civil rights track record. Elizabeth Warren starred […]

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Sandra Dungee Glenn on City Council Run: “I Want to Move Families Out of Poverty”

Former chairwoman of the defunct state-led School Reform Commission Sandra Dungee Glenn is running for a City Council at-large seat. We chat with the former […]

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After Jewell Williams Endorsement, Dem Party Chair Bob Brady Needs to Resign

There are times in politics when you can live with an unfavorable decision, and then there are those moments when you want to throw away […]

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Excessive Drama Surrounding Petition Challenges Is a Turnoff for Voters

The nastiest phase of the Philly election cycle is finally over — and thank goodness it is. Tuesday was the last day for candidates running […]

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City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts

Voting rights advocate and attorney Kahlil Williams is one of 13 Democrats running in the highly contested two-seat race for city commissioner. We chat with […]

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Democrats Who Filed to Run for City Council at Large: 34. Chance of Real Change: 0.

The most politically important Tuesday of the year apart from Election Day has just passed, and I’m pissed. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to […]

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Army Vet Turned Democratic Socialist Running for City Council at Large

Among the three dozen or so Philadelphians who have declared that they are running for an at-large City Council seat this year is 38-year-old Moses […]

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This 26-Year-Old Latino Biologist Wants to Become Philly’s First Gay Councilman

Adrian Rivera-Reyes, a Penn grad and labor organizer, announced on Wednesday his bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council. Rivera-Reyes says he is […]