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Bush v. Gore, age 10
Given the way we live now, life in the year 2000 seems so innocent. Ten years ago, we were at peace and the unemployment rate was four pe
11 years ago
One’s company, two’s a crime
Folks, this could be one of the biggest crime waves Pennsylvania’s ever seen. Last week the Norristown Times Herald
Take this job and love it
“It’s good to be the king,” Mel Brooks said on screen as King Louis XVI.
Mayor Nutter offered a more uplifting reflection th
John Street – take two
Time spent with John Street is rarely dull. My
The whatever village
Christmas Village? Holiday Village? As a guy who was raised Christian in South Texas and married into a Jewish family, and I don’t
Loose Lips sink financial ships
I had a moment of deja vu when Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord and Auditor General Jack Wagner blew the whistle on a planned $1 b
The party of Scrooge
The cold-hearted spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well in the U.S. Senate, which is essentially telling the jobless to buzz off.Am
What government ought to look like
I’ve seen City Council members engage in petty sniping, flagrant self-dealing, even fistfights. But for the past two days I’v
Back in September, when we last visited the issue (it should be a non-issue) of open gay service in the military, Senate Republicans were
The man who came up short
Remember Dan Onorato? Not enough people ever got to know the Democratic nominee for governor of Pennsylvania to give him a chance in Nove
Tax shift in the wind?
Mayor Nutter’s team never got to testify in a City Council hearing Tuesday on far-reaching proposals to overhaul the city’s b
Open mike night at City Council
Actually, you’re welcome to say your piece to City Council every Thursday now, as long as you can finish in three minutes.
Tax battle in City Council
If it were a football game, I’d say Bill Green took an early 7-3 lead over Mayor Nutter in today’s City Council hearing over plans to
A menace to civilization
After many months of pondering, I have come to believe that WikiLeaks maestro Julian Assange is a menace to civilization. Wait, let me am
Nutter vs. Green, sort of
City Council chambers will host a 15-round bout today over an ambitious plan to change the way the city of Philadelphia taxes businesses.
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