Opinion

Can Philadelphia stop the bloodshed? Here’s where Kenney’s latest plan could help | Editorial

Mayor Kenney’s plan is the most comprehensive in recent memory but also painfully long overdue.

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Government shutdown isn’t just inconvenient — it’s traumatic | Editorial

The shutdown adds a new layer of stress and trauma to the lives of millions of families. Our city is especially vulnerable.
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Government shutdown isn’t just inconvenient — it’s traumatic | Editorial

The shutdown adds a new layer of stress and trauma to the lives of millions of families. Our city is especially vulnerable.

Opinion

Birth control win in the courts is encouraging — but why are we still fighting about this? | Editorial

A pair of temporary court orders stopping employers from denying women birth control coverage is both a reason to celebrate and a reminder that the struggle for reproductive rights is far from over.
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Birth control win in the courts is encouraging — but why are we still fighting about this? | Editorial

A pair of temporary court orders stopping employers from denying women birth control coverage is both a reason to celebrate and a reminder that the struggle for reproductive rights is far from over.

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One easy step toward fixing property assessment mess | Editorial

Why is this so hard to fix? The commitment to simple fairness should be informing this process with an urgency that, to our eyes, is absent.
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One easy step toward fixing property assessment mess | Editorial

Why is this so hard to fix? The commitment to simple fairness should be informing this process with an urgency that, to our eyes, is absent.
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N.J. should demand accountability from economic incentive programs | Editorial

Stimulating the economy is an important goal, but throwing money at corporations without asking for results like New Jersey did is self-defeating.

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Despite election gains, Congress and General Assembly still a boys’ club | Editorial

Let’s stop patting ourselves on the back for electing a few women to office, and remind ourselves of the reality:

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and legislators should work together to enact pension commission recommendations | Editorial

Pension commission members produced an exhaustive, deeply-researched report that lays out a clear prescription for fixing the funds. Very significantly, they released their report to the public.

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Ending the shutdown would be easy, if Congress did its job. | Editorial

President Trump is the cause of this shutdown, but he is also the scapegoat for its continuation.

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Get Atlantic City rail line back on track | Editorial

There is no reasonable explanation for why the Atlantic City line has had to stay shut down.

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Democracy depends on voter access, so why is it so hard in Pa. and N.J.? | Editorial

With Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s New Year’s Eve declaration that she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for president, election mania officially kicked off.

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You may be paying too much property tax. It’s up to our elected officials to fix it. | Editorial

A new report suggests that something is flawed with the way the city evaluates houses for property taxes.

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New ideas needed to attack Philadelphia’s relentless gun violence | Editorial

Philadelphia should take a page from Chicago’s playbook. For several years, Chicago has opened its crime gun trace data to the public.

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Keeping Philly clean is everyone’s job | Editorial

The city is making good strides in legislating cleanliness, but it's up to all of us to tackle Philly's litter and dumping problems.

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Sloppy facts about Mummer’s Jay-Z skit distract from important conversation | Editorial

In a city where racist incidents are not uncommon, it is good to have public officials who are vigilant about condemning that hatred. But vigilance should not preclude accuracy.

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In 2018, Philadelphia received a lot of recommendations. In 2019, it’s all about implementation. | Editorial

It’s up to our elected officials to use knowledge to make good decisions — and more importantly, enacting good policies and laws.

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Our wish for 2019: Challenge state, city lawmakers | Editorial

As we look ahead to 2019, there is one big change that, if successful, would carry significant impact in everyone’s lives: Reform and challenge our lawmaking bodies.

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The worst of 2018? Men behaving badly. | Editorial

It’s up to men themselves to recognize that the systems they inhabit — government, military, society itself — don’t work for women, they don’t work for minorities, they don’t work for children.

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