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Democrats Need to Stop Fighting With Each Other if They Want to Win in November

A wise woman once said, “When you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite.” Someone should tell this to Democrats in Pennsylvania as their […]

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Shakeup on Council Is Good, But These Former Councilmembers Leave Big Shoes to Fill

We knew this day would come. I called it a few weeks ago. The mass exodus of City Councilmembers resigning before this Thursday’s return to […]

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Philly’s 2023 Mayoral Election Season Starts Now

The final days of summer are here, and we’re now off to the races: Philly’s mayoral election season has officially begun. Many of us have […]

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Helen Gym Is Ready for Battle Over Roe, the Sixers and More

She started out as a journalist and then a teacher before becoming a community organizer and an activist. Now, City Councilmember Helen Gym is, perhaps, […]

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Can Ryan Boyer Change How Philly Unions Do Politics?

May 17th was supposed to be a political coronation for Ryan Boyer. Boyer is the business manager of Laborers’ District Council, the umbrella organization that […]

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Summer Shouldn’t Be Canceled in Black Neighborhoods Due to Gun Violence

As Philadelphia responds to its ongoing gun violence crisis, I’m noticing that Black neighborhoods are being penalized the most in the name of “safety.” Several […]

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Celebrating Independence Day After Roe Was Overturned Feels Hollow

I’ve never been much of a July 4th stan. As I’ve become older and more informed, this holiday has become increasingly irrelevant for someone like […]

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Overturning of Roe v. Wade Is a Reminder That We Aren’t a True Democracy

Last week’s landmark overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court should be a shock to no one. Threats to end abortion rights have […]

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If Philly Democrats Actually Care About Democracy, They’ll Make This One Simple Change

It’s hard to watch the ongoing January 6th committee hearings into the attack on democracy at our nation’s Capitol and not be a little concerned […]

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What the Uvalde, Buffalo and Even Philly Shootings Have in Common

I’m not going to lie — it feels exhausting to have to write this. Last week, 10 Black people were murdered by an armed gunman […]

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The Philadelphia Democratic Establishment Has Officially Lost Its Mojo

If this year’s Democratic primary cycle taught us anything, it’s that the city’s political machine is in trouble. In what felt like a reformation, progressives […]

CBS News correspondent Robert Costa and Kathy Barnette, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania primary
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Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

The last time we talked to Robert Costa, who grew up in Bucks County, he was the Washington Post‘s Donald Trump reporter and the just-named […]

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Paul Martino’s Audacious Plan to Disrupt the Republican Party

I start with a problem — a problem we all share in one way or another. I told a friend I was working on a […]

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Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Conor Lamb Is Running Like a Republican

The Democratic primary for U.S. Senate is heating up, and it’s shaping up as a race between two progressives — namely, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman […]

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Councilmember Cherelle Parker’s Plan to Fund the Police Is Wasteful and Regressive

As we get closer to next year’s open mayoral primary, it’s no surprise to see some Democratic hopefuls jockeying for position ahead of the city’s […]