Opinion: Marc Lamont Hill, I Can’t ‘Afford’ a Donald Trump Presidency

Trailblazing Black gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin once said, “Let us be enraged about injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it.” In […]


Meet the New Class of Latinx Political Leadership

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times for wonkish Latinx folks like me. With the Democratic National Convention just two […]

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A History of Violence: Philadelphia Political Brawls

The first thing I do when I wake up, before I fully open my eyes, is indulge a ritual that goes back to my cable-less […]

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Atlantic City Makes Bond Payments, Avoids Default (For Now)

Atlantic City made a $1.8 million bond payment this morning, but Mayor Don Guardian could not guarantee at this point the city would make its […]


Hey Philly: Are You All In for Hillary? Or Are You Feeling the Bern?

On the night of the Brooklyn Democratic debate, I head toward the South Philly field office of Bernie Sanders for President. The address takes me to a […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Ben Waxman Wins Endorsement of Gayborhood’s 5th Ward

State House candidate Ben Waxman wins a big endorsement in incumbent Brian Sims’s home ward. The race for the 182nd District took a surprising turn […]


Nutter Blasts Sanders for Clinton “Qualifications” Comment

Former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter blasted Bernie Sanders for Sanders’ comments that Hillary Clinton isn’t qualified to be president. Sanders made his comments Wednesday at […]

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Q&A: Brian Sims on the Race for the 182nd District

The race for the 182nd hasn’t been this competitive in years, with four candidates still in the running a month before the primary. What do […]


Wolf Will Let GOP Budget Become Law

Gov. Tom Wolf today said he would let a Republican-passed state budget become law, ending — at long last — the budget impasse that has […]


Pa. Legislature Mulls Lead Crackdown

Philadelphia officials may be promising that city water is safe from lead, but legislators in Harrisburg want to renew he state’s efforts to prevent a […]

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Proposal Would Automatically Seal Minor Criminal Records

Hot on the heels of a new state law that makes it easier to seal old, minor criminal records — as well as new Philly rules […]


Could This Be the Week Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana?

This could — maybe — be the week medical marijuana becomes legal in Pennsylvania. After percolating for several years, the issue arrives before the House this week […]

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Marni Snyder Says She Would Be Tough on LGBT Hate Crimes

This 182nd District seat is highly contested, with a competitive second-term incumbent. Why should voters consider you the more viable choice? I’ve knocked on over […]


John Kasich Will Hold Town Hall at Villanova on Wednesday, March 16th

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich is set to make an appearance on the Main Line next week. Kasich will visit Villanova University […]


EMILY’s List Vows $1M to Back McGinty

EMILY’s List, the political action committee that supports pro-choice female Democratic candidates, said this week it will pump $1 million into Katie McGinty’s campaign. McGinty […]