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Will Philadelphia City Council Really Change?

Here, Philadelphia’s five most notable political stories of 2011. 1. The Mayoral Race That Wasn’t The biggest Philadelphia political story of the year was the […]

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Five and a Half Lessons From Yesterday’s Election

Yesterday’s Philadelphia election unfolded just about as expected. There weren’t any competitive marquee races, and only one truly close contest. But like all elections, it […]

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Five Things to Watch in Philadelphia’s Nov. 8th Election

Outside of presidential years, general elections in Philadelphia are typically pretty dull. The city’s all-powerful Democrats tend to sort things out during the May primary, […]

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Can David Oh Still Win a Philadelphia City Council Seat?

A little more than four years ago, when the city’s weak-kneed Republican machine was still thought to be firmly in the grip of Michael Meehan, […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Really Are Philly Republicans

He was not on the ballot. But make no mistake about it, the big winner coming out of Tuesday’s Philadelphia primary election is Kevin Kelly. […]

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Who’s to Blame for Philly’s Lame GOP?

Philadelphia has among the highest rates of murder, violence and poverty in the nation. Its school district, which spends over $17,000 per student annually, is […]

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Absurd GOP Primary a Fight for Party’s Philly Future

Pity the neglected Republican Philadelphia mayoral candidates. They have no chance at actually winning elected office. Their motives for running are constantly questioned. And their […]

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Frank Rizzo and Karen Brown Skip Republican Debate

If you can’t even debate the issues facing Philadelphia, how could you possibly lead? That was the question I took home with me last night […]

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GOP’s Chances To Unseat Bob Casey? Good Luck

You would think that with Pennsylvania’s Republican roots, which have run especially deep over the last several decades, freshman Democratic senator Bob Casey would be […]