philly politics

ed rendell
City Life

Ed Rendell Still Has a Few Things to Say

I begin to get, more than anything, worried. I’ve been waiting outside Ed Rendell’s small stone Tudor in East Falls for him to answer the […]

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City Life

Philly Politics Is a Mess. Here’s Why That’s Encouraging.

Of all the takeaways from May’s primary election, perhaps the biggest trend to emerge … is that no trends emerged. Recent elections have had obvious […]

richard vague
City Life

Is This Rich Middle-Aged White Guy From Texas the Most Revolutionary Thinker in Philly?

Richard Vague said he wanted to do the focus groups himself. Yes, yes, he told his seasoned — and worried — political advisers; he knew […]

City Life

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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Vince Fumo’s Son Is Running for Office in Philly (and Producing a Play!)

Some South Philadelphia voters might see a familiar name on their primary ballots next month: Vincent Fumo. No, it’s not the once-unstoppable, once-incarcerated former state […]

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What’s Pat Toomey Hiding From?

It’s early April, and Pat Toomey is hosting a town hall. Well, that’s not quite true. It’s a telephone town hall — a glorified conference […]

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Why Is Bob Brady Still in Charge?

Bob Brady, the U.S. Congressman and boss of Philadelphia’s Democratic Party, is six-foot-one and has a massive barrel chest. His head and neck are also […]

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City Life

OPINION: Black Politicians Are Going to Have to Earn My Vote From Now On

The most open forum in which to hear the unfiltered thoughts of black men in Philly is arguably the barbershop. No matter what our wealth, […]