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LISTEN: Did Philly Democrats Commit Voter Fraud in the 197th District?

The latest episode of Pushback, the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]

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The Democrats’ Battle Plan for the Philly ’Burbs

Ryan Costello is being a good sport. He really is. The Republican Congressman is holding his second town hall this year in his suburban district. […]

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OPINION: Philly Millennials Need to Up Their Game

Disclaimer: This is not another hit piece by a Boomer or Generation X-er targeting millennials — this one is by a millennial. While the rest […]

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OPINION: Pa. Democrats, Quit Blaming Stop-and-Go Stores and Fault Yourselves

Welcome to Prohibition Philadelphia, 2017: the town where Democrats apparently still believe — almost 90 years after American gangster and black-market-liquor entrepreneur Al Capone did […]

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Kenney Will Sign Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints Into Law

After unanimously passing out of City Council in May, today Mayor Jim Kenney will sign into law an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

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LGBTQ&A: Alex Deering

Alex Deering is a Democratic committee member in Philadelphia’s 16th Ward, Division 6. We spoke with the rising civic leader about his political aspirations and […]

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OPINION: Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up to Be an Epic Flop

It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky […]

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OPINION: Macron May Have Won the French Election, but Le Pen Was Victorious

When Marine Le Pen lost her bid to become the next president of France, many Americans saw former investment banker Emmanuel Macron’s victory as that […]

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OPINION: Why Rich Negrin Should Be Our Next DA

Next Tuesday our city will have the chance to vote for a new district attorney amid a federal investigation that’s put a dark cloud over […]

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UPDATED: Council Unanimously Passes Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints

After passing out of City Council’s Health and Human Services committee in a unanimous vote last month, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

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Sims on Ethics Investigation: “My Appearances Are Consistent With State Law”

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has launched an investigation of state Rep. Brian Sims after a complaint was filed late last year alleging that he […]

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OPINION: Brian Sims, Stop Chasing the National Spotlight and Focus on the Gayborhood

If you frequent the Gayborhood, by now you’re aware of the ongoing conversations surrounding racial discrimination in the community. You’re most likely also familiar with […]

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OPINION: Trump’s First 100 Days Weren’t a Damn Comedy

This Saturday, Donald Trump will be celebrating his 100th day as the 45th president of the United States. So far, there’s been no action on […]

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We Want Answers: Jake Tapper

“You’ll be sure to note that the Eagles mascot is by my side,” Jake Tapper says as we grab seats in his cluttered office inside […]

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LGBTQ&A: Henry Sias

Henry Sias is a transgender attorney and community advocate running for Court of Common Pleas judge. We speak with the trailblazing public figure on on […]