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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Philadelphia Presidential Election

Only two days left. The most unbelievable election of our lifetimes is, mercifully, coming to an end. The vast majority of you know whether you’re […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to How Philadelphia Tests for Lead in its Drinking Water

Last week, British newspaper The Guardian named Philadelphia among a list of U.S. cities that “cheat” when testing for lead in the water supply. The […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the Fight Over the Philly Soda Tax

For the third time in less than 10 years, Philadelphia City Council is reaching the end of a debate on whether to impose a tax on […]


The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Philadelphia Primary

By now, you probably know whether you’re voting for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich. My God, how couldn’t you know? The […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to Community Schools

A dentist peered into his two-year-old patient’s mouth and grimaced. Almost all of her teeth were rotten, and he hated to think what would have […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to Sanctuary Cities

Immigration has been a long-debated issue in American politics, especially in the past decade. However, upon Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for President and calling […]


The No-Bullshit Philadelphia Election Guide

Click to read more stories from this week’s Philadelphia Sunday. Not a subscriber? Sign up for free! It was over before it started. That’s what a […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to a Litter-Free Block

Philadelphia’s reputation as one of the filthiest cities in the nation is old and well-deserved. City Hall should be doing more to fix the problem. […]


The No-Bullshit City Council At-Large Election Guide

It’s totally OK if you haven’t been paying attention to Philadelphia’s Democratic City Council At-Large race. The contest hasn’t grabbed a lot of headlines, with […]


The No-Bullshit Mayoral Election Guide

The election is on Tuesday, May 19. That’s really soon! And maybe you haven’t followed the mayoral race all that closely. That’s OK. You’re busy. […]