Best blog posts

    They’re opinionated, outspoken and they challenge us to think in a different way. The bloggers of NewsWorks make you laugh and sometimes, they make you downright mad. We picked out 10 of NewsWorks most popular blogs.

    Are we missing any? Tell us what blog sticks out in your mind over the last year in the comments section below.

     

    Nathan Blum

    Mommy, that Council district is scaring me

    DAVE DAVIES OFF MIC — By Dave Davies

    Some eerie things happen in the natural world. The jewel wasp, for example, has the ability to slide its stinger into a cockroach’s brain and make the bug docile, so the wasp can then grab one of the roach’s antennae and lead it like a puppy to its nest. More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    Whopper of the week

    NATIONAL INTEREST — By Dick Polman

    You could get rich collecting a dime for every time a politician says something ignorant. And there should be a special surcharge for Michele Bachmann.  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    Oughta be a law

    CENTRE SQUARE — By Chris Satullo

    When any state lawmaker from Philadelphia shows visible signs of brain activity, this deserves support.  So let me stand to laud state Sen. Anthony Williams for his latest gimmick, a statewide contest called There Oughta Be a Law, which invites voters to suggest ideas for new laws.  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    Fanaticism versus “the American people”

    NATIONAL INTEREST — By Dick Polman

    The Republicans have long hewed to their delusional belief that “the American people” will not accept any tax hikes, and who best to reiterate this fatuous canard than our favorite out-of-the-mainstream Sunday show mainstay, John McCain?  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    Imagine what Ackerman’s buyout could have bought for kids

    CENTRE SQUARE — By Chris Satullo

     Some numbers hit the public with the impact of, well, an earthquake.    More » 

     

    Nathan Blum

    Thoughts on a 40th college reunion at Oberlin: What happens when people stop reading newspapers?

    BRANDYWINE TO BROAD — By Jan. C. Ting

    Suppose you were invited to a party, with no guarantee that anyone you know was going to be there, but with a guarantee that you would have something in common with every single person there. Would you go? That’s what an invitation to a college reunion is.  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    Is it a crime? Nope, just business

    DAVE DAVIES OFF MIC — By Dave Davies

    “Is it a crime?” was the musical question Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman asked last week when she staged a defiant demonstration of support against those preparing her departure.  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    Of life, baseball and finish lines

    CENTRE SQUARE — By Chris Satullo

    In this golden era for Phillies fans, I’ve been blessed with golden luck. During the Phils’ great run, I’ve been at all four home games where they clinched division titles.  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    The Other Barack

    DAVE DAVIES OFF MIC — By Dave Davies

    The president’s papa was a rolling stone – this much we knew. But when I opened journalist Sally Jacobs’ biography of President Obama’s father, I found myself engrossed in the story of man I didn’t think I’d be that interested in.  More »

     

    Nathan Blum

    And the winners are in

    GROUND LEVEL — By Nicole Juday

    Gardeners are a self selecting population. Yes, they are often a little on the quirky side, but by and large it seems like they’re the nicest folks. Don’t be lulled, however, into thinking that plant people are all sugar and spice and everything nice.  More »

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