Fear and loathing in Donald Trump's West Chester

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She was maybe 4-10, when she stood on the curb in her tippy toes, this wispy 19-year-old West Chester University sophomore named Caitlin Renner... Read more

The man that Bernie Sanders forgot

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I keep hearing again and again that 2016 is "the year of the outsider" in American politics. My reaction to that is...really? The truth is... Read more

Yo, Pennsylvania, is this any way to elect a president?

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After weeks of watching this insane 2016 presidential race from the 700 Level, Pennsylvania's Republican voters are finally getting their chance... Read more

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