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Black Clergy Soda Tax Criticism Leaves Wide Opening for a Kenney Challenger

In case you missed it, something epic happened last week that could possibly shake up next year’s mayoral race. On November 26th, 20 local Black clergy leaders […]

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Sherrie Cohen Announces New City Council Run, This Time With a “Movement”

As candidates being to emerge for next spring’s Democratic primary for City Council, a familiar face is making a return. Social justice activist and political scion […]

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What Happens When a Millennial Candidate Bucks Philly’s Democratic Machine?

For the first time since moving to Philadelphia, Alex Deering isn’t working on a political campaign. While many of his former colleagues were hosting last-minute […]

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City Council Should Ban Cashless Stores, Because Philly Can’t Afford Them

City Council has finally produced a practical idea this year that simultaneously looks out for the poor and makes life easier for the rest of […]

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Philly-Area Media Chain Tells Readers: Don’t Vote for a Single Republican

With the most contentious midterm elections in memory coming up in a matter of days, news publications across the country are publishing their endorsements of […]

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Other Cities Are Syncing Up Federal and Municipal Elections. Philly Should, Too.

Ask most political observers to name an upshot of the 2016 election, and you’ll likely get a version of this: The politically polarizing Trump Era […]

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Clintons Set Philly Stop, Hope People Care After Michelle Obama Tour

One might call it the Discount Democrats Tour. While face-value tickets for Michelle Obama’s Philadelphia stop in November top out at a whopping $2,000, you […]

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Anti-Trump Protests Have Become A Huge Joke

On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of Philadelphians caused traffic, wore costumes, made lots of noise, and carried colorful signs across Center City. No, it wasn’t a […]

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“W. Wilson Goode, Sr. Way” Is Another Rizzo Statue in the Making

On Friday, locals will gather on the 2400 block of North 59th Street to celebrate its transformation into W. Wilson Goode Sr. Way, a City Council–approved […]

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Jeb Bush to Teach in Special Role at Penn This Year

Don’t be surprised if you see Jeb Bush walking around Philadelphia this year. The former Florida governor, son of President George H. W. Bush, brother of President George […]

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From 1992 to 2018: The Year of the Woman, Redux

The similarities are uncanny. In 1992, the year after Anita Hill’s testimony about Clarence Thomas ignited a national debate on sexual harassment, a record 24 […]

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Why Isn’t Philly Ready to Elect a Radically Progressive Black Candidate?

For the last two primary election cycles, I’ve felt conflicted over the victories of progressive candidates. In one sense, I’ve become more optimistic about the future of […]

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Malcolm Kenyatta Makes History With State House Primary Victory

This election night, LGBTQ community leader and former Democratic National Convention delegate Malcolm Kenyatta made history as the first openly gay candidate of color to […]

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Wednesday: Jamelle Bouie and Stephen Metcalf

Looking back, there were some omens Donald Trump would win the election. The angry crowds. The fake news all over social media. The general feeling that, after […]

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Can You Run Pennsylvania the Way You Run a Garbage Company?

Scott Wagner is winning. It’s a Friday in August, and the York County businessman-turned-state-senator just sent out 600 paychecks to his employees. Penn Waste, his […]