The Kasich Solution

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Super Saturday? Really? Saturday's mish-mosh of primaries and caucuses has to go down as one of the most boring and predictable days of the... Read more

The Greek tragedy of the billionaire who fracked up Pa.

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Fracking – the controversial technique of drilling for natural gas and oil – claimed some new victims in Pennsylvania yesterday:... Read more

Yo, Mayor Kenney: Tax diet soda, too

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I have mixed feelings about the major soda tax proposal for Philadelphia now floated by our new mayor, Jim Kenney. It's not a new idea -- Michael... Read more

Say Her Name: Why did Joyce Curnell have to die?

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It was an all too depressing trend that began in the summer of 2014 and continued for months: A parade of previously unknown -- and unarmed... Read more

Forget 'Spotlight': There's a war against journalism

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Excuse me for a) not watching the big Academy Awards whoopdedoo on Sunday night, where "Spotlight" -- a movie about remarkable work by investigative... Read more

South Carolina and the art of the lost cause

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Yes, it's old -- very old, older than me -- and black and white and a tad corny. But you're not a true political junkie unless you confess... Read more

Archie Bunker: Alive and well, living in Philly, voting for Trump

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If you're a child of the '70s like me, "All in the Family" became a frame of reference for a lot of things. Specifically, the show's lead character... Read more

When is cancer news 'a bombshell'?

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It was just the other day that I was writing in this space about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf -- expressing my somewhat unpopular opinion that... Read more