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After Trump Insurrection, the Need for Newsroom Diversity Couldn’t Be More Obvious

It’s been a week and a day since a mob of domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol Building. Six people died as a result of the […]

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City Life

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

When Al Schmidt first ran for city commissioner in 2011, seeking one of the three seats in charge of Philly’s elections, he probably never thought […]

City Life

The Big List of Philly Pols Demanding Resignations and Prosecutions After Capitol Siege

To think that this week began with the Republican leadership in the state Senate refusing to seat Democrat Jim Brewster of Allegheny County, who won […]

City Life

Philadelphia’s Homicide Rate Hit a Record High. Now Can We Get Serious About Defunding Police?

At the start of a new year in Philly, I’ve come to expect two initial headaches: the Mummers doing something stupid, and another disappointing annual […]

City Life

13 Winners and Losers From the 2020 General Election

Elections, as they say, have consequences. One such consequence: They produce winners and losers. Lots of them. Winner? Joe Biden. Loser? Donald Trump. Easy enough, […]

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City Life

5 Things to Watch for as Pennsylvania Election Day Results Trickle In

Well, folks, the countdown to Election Day is over. Hooray? Forgive us if we’re not quite feeling relieved. Because as one countdown ends, others begin: […]

City Life

If Biden Wins the White House, Here’s What He Owes Philly

Election Day is finally here, and — as you may have heard somewhere — it all comes down to Pennsylvania. In 2016, Trump did what […]

City Life

The 5 Things Philly Democrats Need to Do in the Final Week Before Election Day

It’s finally here: the last week of an unprecedented presidential election cycle. After months of mudslinging, some very unhinged televised debates, and a bizarre series […]

The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia Right Now

Clout is something you feel, not something you measure. It’s highly subjective. And yet by any gauge, our idea of power players — and what […]

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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Have Very Different Plans For Your Health Care

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the globe, health care has become a key point of discussion among voters preparing to choose […]

City Life

Q&A: Kamala Harris Explains How She and Joe Biden Will Address Philly’s Biggest Challenges

California Senator Kamala Harris made history this year as the first Black woman ever to receive the vice presidential nomination from a major American political […]

City Life

If You’re Not Voting in This Election, Yes, I’m Judging You

With less than a month before the general election, I have to admit that I’m getting pretty damn nervous. Each week, there’s a new diabolical […]

City Life

Do Democrats Want to Be Right, Or Do They Want to Win?

This week, we’ll hit the less-than-30-days mark before Election Day 2020 — and it’s starting to feel like 2016 all over again. On October 7th, […]

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City Life

U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain Is Proof That, One Way or Another, Trumpism Will Live on Past the Election

On February 12th of this year, at the Union League’s annual Lincoln Day celebration in Philadelphia, Bill McSwain, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, gave […]

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Philly Is Seriously Lagging in Its Census Response — Which Could Be a Very Costly Problem

Remember the census? You could be forgiven for not keeping it top of mind. But the once-in-a-decade national population survey casts a very long shadow […]