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Interesting Take on Sarah Palin
Is Sarah Palin the first crowd-sourced candidate? That’s the question explored by Matt Bai in an interesting piece in today’s
12 years ago
Doc wants to save you a buck
That dollar toll hike planned for Ben Franklin bridge in July could be postponed, if Electricians’ union leader John Dougherty has
A travesty of a mockery of a sham
Anyone who still holds Congress in high esteem may want to revisit that sentiment, in light of the farcical tragicomedy that transpired y
Say That Again?
Joe Biden’s appearance in Philadelphia today is reason enough to revive the Incomprehensible Politician Watch, in which we flag inscrut
Council Members Don’t Fade Away
Next year all 17 members of Philadelphia City Council are up for re-election. Three of them – Joan Krajewski, Marian Tasco, and Preside
Koppel on Keith
Long before Fox News, MSNBC, and the Daily Show, Ted Koppel used to bring a rare blend of insight and information to television with ABC&
A Katz Run in the Fall?
Mayor Nutter could regret not pushing for a clearly-needed change in the city’s campaign finance law if things break just the wrong
Et Tu, Dwight?
Philadelphia’s most powerful state legislator could be out of his leadership post in Harrisburg this week.
But as Stat
Sniffing out the ’12 Republican competition
Have you ever been to a dog park and watched the leashless canines circle and sniff each other – sizing each other up, as it were,
The Caine Mimickry
When I was preparing to interview Michael Caine for Fresh Air a few weeks back, I watched so many of his movies that the little voice in
The politics of spinach
That bellowing sound you hear is the scream of pain from sacred cows.
The co-chairmen of President Obama’s biparti
Fumo Firepower for Sale
You might recall that in headier days Vince Fumo had a gun range built in the basement of his Spring Garden mansion.
Our own Susan
Pork in the belly of the beast
How long do you think it will take for the tea-party voters to realize that the Republican talk about “small government” is j
An Independent run for Knox?
It’s Day Two of the Philadelphia mayor’s race, at least to political junkies who start obsessing on the next race immediately
Philly Comes Out for the Prez
“They say President Obama wasn’t born here, call him a Muslim, insult his family….” so read a pre-election mailer
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