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Mystery poet emerges
For the last several years I worked at the Daily News, I would occasionally receive poems and jokes lampooning Philly politics. At first
11 years ago
Bye bye, boomlet
As we ease into the silly season of speculation about the 2012 presidential race – Donald “The Donald” Trump
Rudy, Rob and 10,000 men
The New York Post reports
Where sheriffs come from
If you’re old enough to remember Ralph “Boss Hog” Passio, then you know how long reformers in Philadelphia have felt le
Who was that masked man?
It’s not unusual in political campaigns to see some mysterious person videotaping public appearances by a candidate. The shooter us
Run, Tony run
Nothing quickens the heart of a Philadelphia political reporter like the prospect of a contested mayor’s race, so State Senator Ant
The indulgence of fantasy
Before the House Republicans are inevitably compelled by the dictates of reality to govern as grownups, they apparently intend to cavort
As battle lines form for Philadelphia City Council contests in the coming year, we’ll try and keep you in the know.
From somebody who knows
We’re saying goodbye (sort of) this month to Pennsylvania political icons Arlen Specter and Ed Rendell, and I was glad today that w
Fresh breeze in the cave of winds?
As the clock ticked down to Opening Day in the U.S. Senate, it appeared that the chamber’s ruling denizens were poised to speedi
Reform group slams new sheriff
New Philadelphia Sheriff Barbara Deeley has had an eventful start as the city’s first woman to hold the job.
On her second d
This is one of the scariest guys on the face of the earth. Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan spent a couple of decades trafficking nuclear a
Pistol packin’ parody
Just in case you neglected to watch the debate staged yesterday by the five competitors for the job of Republican national chai
Another contender in Northwest Philly
Voters in Northwest Philly are in for another lively battle for City Council this spring, and when I did a
A losing hand
Governor Rendell said at a morning news conference it’s a “fair question” to ask whether Philadelphia should ever get a
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