Michael Nutter

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City Life

By Defending Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk, Nutter Tarnishes His Legacy and Betrays Philly

There’s an oft-quoted line from the Batman film The Dark Knight that goes: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see […]

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City Life

How Mike Bloomberg Ate Joe Biden’s Lunch in Philadelphia

This article started out as a fairly pro forma Gee Whiz Joe Biden Chose Philly For His National Campaign Headquarters What Do All The Local […]

City Life

Can Mike Nutter Help Mike Bloomberg Get Elected President?

On the Monday before the Iowa Caucus, most presidential campaigns were doing one of two things: parachuting in and out of the Hawkeye State’s 99 […]

City Life

The Candidates Philly-Area Officials Are Endorsing in the 2020 Presidential Race

We’re still a month away from the first 2020 presidential caucus (in Iowa), two months from Super Tuesday, more than three months from the Pennsylvania […]

City Life

CNN Declines to Renew Michael Nutter’s Punditry Contract

As the national news cycle grows more and more tempestuous, it seems like the big cable news channels are responding by churning through their pundits […]

City Life

Why Michael Nutter Thinks He Had the Best Job in Politics

The Rundown Age: 60 CV: 4th District City Councilman (1992-2006); 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-’16) List of current gigs, abridged: Pundit (CNN), professor (Columbia), fellow […]

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Where Did All The Jobs Go? Michael Nutter Took Them!

The official U.S. unemployment rate last month was 4.8 percent. Some say the actual unemployment rate is higher, for various reasons. I have another theory: […]

City Life

Philly’s Public Defender: George Soros’s Associates Wanted Me to Run for D.A.

Why would an up-and-coming progressive turn down billionaire George Soros? That’s the question some Philadelphia Democrats are now asking, after chief public defender Keir Bradford-Grey told her employees last […]

City Life

Mayor Kenney, Don’t Shut Out the Press

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney put up a blockade between his office and the press regarding what has turned out to be one of his […]

City Life

Enough With the Free Turkeys, Politicians — Get Serious About Reducing Poverty

The older I get, the more I realize that for all of the progress Philadelphia prides itself on, there is still so much that needs […]

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The Best Zingers From Former City Rep.’s Lawsuit Against Controller Alan Butkovitz

Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell sued City Controller Alan Butkovitz yesterday, claiming he defamed her earlier this month by saying she used a city-established nonprofit “as […]

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City Life

Clinton Campaign Announces “Pa. African Americans for Hillary”

After a voter registration drive and policy speech in Philadelphia Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched “Pennsylvania African Americans for Hillary” on Wednesday. Included in the […]

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Nutter Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia announced Monday that former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has been appointed to the Economic and Community Advisory Council (ECAC). The council […]

Citified

City Controller: Nutter Aide Used Nonprofit Like a “Slush Fund”

City Controller Alan Butkovitz alleged during a press conference Tuesday that a top aide to former Mayor Michael Nutter used a nonprofit “as if it were […]

Citified

Philly’s Deviant Political Culture, Explained

Because this is 2016 and I’m a journalist, I was on Twitter when I first saw the news that FBI agents were raiding Johnny Doc’s […]