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Shake it off, Tom
Tom Corbett suffered a little embarrassment yesterday when the incoming Pennsylvania Governor had to tell reporters his announced chief o
12 years ago
GOP group still pumping out ads
If you worried about anonymous political contributions influencing the November elections, take heart. They aren’t just about torpe
Advice for the gifted in government
If you’re old enough to remember when several Philadelphia judges were caught accepting Christmas envelopes of cash from the roofer
Get ready to rumble
Veteran South Philadelphia City Councilman Frank DiCicco now has three at least announced challengers in the spring Democratic primary, a
Party Like it’s 1999
One thing you can say – Ed Rendell knows how to throw a party. To thank supporters, contributors and friends as he finishes two terms a
Is Rendell hiding something?
Of interest from the Harrisburg press corps:
Capitolwire.com’s Pete DeCoursey wrote a stinging piece yesterday accusing Gov.
The revenue plan a mob boss would love
Suppose we decided tomorrow that there would be only 750 florists in Pennsylvania, and that the state would auction off the 750 florists
A painful loss
Blogger Dave Davies pays tribute to the life, work and memory of media scholar Phyllis Kaniss, who died Friday from complications related
Start spreadin the news
Here’s to tough-as-nails prosecutor Risa Vetri Ferman, the Montgomery County District Attorney who’s running a grand jury inv
Foxwoods gets tossed – the downside
Seeing the Foxwoods casino finally lose its license yesterday was like watching a baseball umpire finally give an annoying manager the he
Gambling – and a sex doll
One thing Ed Rendell brought us was casinos, making Pennsylvania one of 40 states that have embraced slots or tables.
A kinder, gentler Ed?
Did you hear about Gov. Rendell scolding Democrats for being so partisan? In our own Scott Detrow’s
Making the bosses pay
Suppose City Council passed a law saying you can’t close your business unless you give the city two weeks notice?
Tax showdown is off
Mayor Nutter and Council members Bill Green and Maria Quinones-Sanchez have agreed to take a breath and re-consider their differences in
I’ve been saying since the 2008 World Series that the Phillies won back-to-back championships, because we beat every team we played in
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