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City Life

Undemocratic Democracy: The Trouble With Voter Recalls

When Northeast Philly state Rep. Jared Solomon announced a proposal last week to amend the state constitution to allow for voter-led recalls of elected officials, […]

City Life

Philly White-Collar Union Declines to Endorse Its Own VP for City Council

Amid public accusations of racial and personal bias, AFSCME District Council 47, the union that represents primarily white-collar city employees and supervisors, declined on Thursday […]

City Life

Excessive Drama Surrounding Petition Challenges Is a Turnoff for Voters

The nastiest phase of the Philly election cycle is finally over — and thank goodness it is. Tuesday was the last day for candidates running […]

City Life

Most Charges Dropped Against BBWC Co-Founder Who Disrupted Council Meeting

On Thursday morning, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office dropped six of the seven charges filed against Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, after a disruption of a City […]

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City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts

Voting rights advocate and attorney Kahlil Williams is one of 13 Democrats running in the highly contested two-seat race for city commissioner. We chat with […]

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State Sen. Anthony Williams on Why He’s Running for Mayor

After much speculation, state Sen. Anthony Williams has officially announced his second campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. In an exclusive interview with Philadelphia magazine, Williams […]

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Democrats Who Filed to Run for City Council at Large: 34. Chance of Real Change: 0.

The most politically important Tuesday of the year apart from Election Day has just passed, and I’m pissed. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to […]

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Movita Johnson-Harrell Wins Special Election, Becomes First Muslim Woman State Rep

On Tuesday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, the former interim supervisor of Victim Services for Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office, won a highly contested special election for the 190th District seat in […]

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This Map Says You’re Probably Being a Jerk to Your Republican Neighbor

One of the ironies of our current political situation is that while the country stretches farther and farther apart ideologically, everyone seems to agree that […]

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City Life

Five Questions You Should Ask Candidates Before Signing Their Petitions

Next Tuesday, March 12th, is the final deadline for candidates running in Philadelphia’s May 21st primary election to submit their petition signatures to get on […]

City Life

Jared Solomon on Calling for Bobby Henon’s Resignation: “I Stepped Up”

Last week, state Rep. Jared Solomon, who represents the the 202nd District in the Northeast, surprised many when he called for the resignation of recently […]

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City Life

Here’s How Likely These 6 Philly-Area Politicians Are to Run in 2020

As the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies, an unprecedented number of politicians (literally scores) are thought to be considering runs at President Donald Trump. And a […]

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The People Opposing Allan Domb’s Term Limits Bill Are the Best Reason to Pass It

Philadelphians could have a chance to cast the most radical ballot referendum vote in years during the May 21st primary election — if a self-interested City […]

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Omar Woodard on Why He’s Challenging 20-Year Incumbent Darrell Clarke

After years of working in the public sector, North Philly native Omar Woodard has officially announced his bid for City Council. The progressive millennial, who […]

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Allan Domb Wants City Council Term Limits. His Colleagues Aren’t Fans.

Philadelphia City Council member Allan Domb wants fresher ideas — and colleagues. Domb introduced a bill this week to cap City Council members’ time in office to three […]