Hillary, The Donald win...democracy, not so much

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New York's long-awaited primary had two big winners tonight in the GOP's Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton but literally millions of... Read more

Hillary, the Panama Papers, and the death of American kleptocracy

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Did you see that Sen. Bernie Sanders released his income taxes?....well, his 2014 income taxes, anyway. He did it around 7 p.m. on a Friday... Read more

Bernie, Palestine, and rethinking America's role in the Middle East

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Just when you were ready to give up on the 2016 presidential debates as increasingly tired exercises, weighed down by the candidates' never-changing... Read more

UC Davis for all your pepper spray needs

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Remember this golden oldie from Nov. 20, 2011? Here's what I wrote then: In the decade since the 9/11 attacks, American taxpayers have spent... Read more

Will energy hub save Philly...or destroy it?

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In the spirit of Brooklyn, the scene of tonight’s Democratic presidential debate, it’s time to honor a giant schmear of unadulterated... Read more

GOP needs to channel its inner Al Capone

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Supposedly, it was Al Capone who said that "if you're going to steal, steal big." Here's the thing about the Republican Party and its 2016... Read more

Bruce does the right thing on LGBT rights...so why can't Pa.?

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There's not many musical artists that I can tell you where I heard them for this first time. Bruce Springsteen is one of them. It was the fall... Read more

Can Bernie steal a page from the Reagan playbook?

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Bernie Sanders would probably hate this idea. I mean, when he was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in the 1980s, nothing motivated Sanders... Read more