OPINION: Philly’s Tolerance for Corruption Is Why Seth Williams Hasn’t Resigned

The Philly reaction to political scandals usually rolls out like this: 1) Word of an investigation sparks chatter. Nobody really cares. 2) An indictment sparks […]


Here’s What’s Behind the Sharp Left Turn in Philly’s District Attorney Race

Early in February, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams called an impromptu news conference. He arrived a few minutes after 10 a.m. in a pinstriped shirt, […]

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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, […]


How Trump’s Election May Have Changed the Future of Philly Politics

Something is happening in this city. For years, many Philadelphians took democracy for granted. A pathetic 27 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the […]


OPINION: The Unbearable Privilege of Trump Protesters

Picture this: You just received a Facebook event invite to an epic Donald Trump protest in Philly (Women’s March, “Queer Rager,” Muslim travel ban airport […]


How the City’s New Millennial Advisory Committee Could Change Philly Politics

On Wednesday, the city announced the 21 members of its first-ever Millennial Advisory Committee. The committee, which will meet monthly, is tasked with advising the city […]


Can Kevin and Brendan Boyle Save the Democratic Party?

Brendan Boyle had only been on the campaign trail for a couple of months when his high-priced D.C. consultant told him he should quit. It […]


Want to Learn How to Run for Local Office? Start Here

If nothing else, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing right now: they aren’t happy with their respective parties. In fact, even before the election, less than […]

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Donald Trump Is the President America Deserves

Another day, another insult from president-elect Donald Trump. As you have no doubt heard, on the eve of MLK weekend Trump took to attacking the […]


Exit Interview: Pit Bull U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger

In Philadelphia, Zane David Memeger is a feared man. During his six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, he helped end the […]


To Resist Trump, Fix Philly’s Elite, Boring, Anti-Competitive Democratic Party

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party suffers from the same cancer as the national Democratic Party. Only it’s arguably much more advanced. Think the Democratic National Committee favored […]

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Councilman Derek Green Introduces Bill Addressing Gayborhood Racism

On the heels of the October 25th Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Gayborhood racism, City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green introduced companion bills on Thursday […]

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OPINION: As a Black Gay Man, I No Longer Support the Human Rights Campaign

Just one week before Election Day, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization — the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — is causing a stir. On Saturday, […]


Curt Schilling: I’ll Run for Senate Against Elizabeth Warren

Ed Wade famously described Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling as a horse every fifth day, and “on the other four days, he tends to say things […]


The (Too?) Careful Candidate: Inside Katie McGinty’s Senate Run

I have been getting some pretty weird emails from Senator Pat Toomey’s reelection campaign lately. There’s an anxious, almost desperate quality to them. “Can’t sleep” […]