Sen. Toomey, did you know that Philly is a part of Pa.?

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I'm old enough to remember a time when there was nothing that could make a U.S. senator or House member prouder than to say of him, "he really... Read more

Trump Cabinet is people who've bamboozled Trump voters

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Few places in America loved Donald Trump on November 8 as much as Upshur County, West Virginia, in the heart of Coal County. Just under 76... Read more

Control alt-right delete: Why words matter in the Trump era

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About 10 days ago, a man named Richard B. Spencer gave the closing speech to a highly charged gathering of white nationalists in Washington... Read more

The good, the bad and the ugly of Fidel's revolutionary life

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It was after midnight when Cuba announced that Fidel Castro had finally died at the age of 90. Despite the late hour, hundreds and then thousands... Read more

Donald Trump just told America his biggest lie yet

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One of my heroes in journalism, the late 20th Century muckraker I.F. Stone, is most famous for his dictum that all governments lie. Sadly,... Read more

Trump's new ed chief is a disaster for Philly

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Betsy DeVos, the right-wing billionaire school choice advocate tapped today by President-elect Donald Trump to run the U.S. Education Department... Read more

"When the president does it, that means it is not illegal"

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One of the most famous political lines of the 20th Century was uttered by disgraced former president Richard Nixon, who emerged from the shadows... Read more

How Trump plans to distract America to death

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Since he was elected the 45th president of the United States (barring his preemptive impeachment ... more on this later), Donald Trump has... Read more