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John Oliver Blasts Mike Jerrick as “Gross” for Treatment of Female Colleagues

In case you somehow missed it, last Thursday was International Women’s Day. Some marched. Some celebrated women who were influential in their lives. Some donated […]

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Pa. Sen. Scott Wagner Thanks John Oliver for Roasting Him on National TV

Remember when Republican Pa. Sen. Scott Wagner suggested that heat from human bodies causes climate change? Or that maybe global warming happens because the earth […]

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Pa. Department of Education Ramping Up Charter School Oversight

The Pennsylvania Department of Education will create a new branch specifically geared toward overseeing the state’s charter schools, Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday.

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John Oliver Blasts Philly Charter Schools on Last Week Tonight

In the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver takes a swing at Philly charter schools.

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John Oliver Makes Us Ponder Uncomfortable Truths About the Phillie Phanatic

Last night, John Oliver did a long segment on how the media often misreports scientific studies. In it, he referenced p-hacking — a way of […]

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WATCH: John Oliver Talks About Philly’s Crumbling Infrastructure

We missed this earlier in the week, but it’s worth revisiting — John Oliver’s rant about the state of American infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) features […]

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WATCH: John Oliver on Infrastructure, Featuring Ed Rendell

Posts about John Oliver ethering someone have become an Internet tradition, but please forgive us this week: Last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight featured […]


The Brief: Doug Oliver Doubles Down on Being Vague

Last night, I interviewed long-shot mayoral candidate Doug Oliver at Venturef0rth as part of Citified’s new Candidate Conversations series. Going into the Q&A, my big question was: […]

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14 Great Philadelphia Clips from The Daily Show

There has been a lot of shakeup in late-night television recently, and now we have another change: Jon Stewart announced yesterday he will leave The Daily […]