'Mad Men,' high-def hucksters and the fall of the American Empire

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Kind of a depressing day on the politics beat today. I've never been a big fan of Chaka Fattah going back to when I started covering him in... Read more

Why people want to get arrested at the DNC in Philly

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While Donald Trump was rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg and firing his woman-arm-twisting campaign manager Corey Lewandowski,... Read more

Philly's soda tax and the political revolution

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The tragedy in Orlando and the absurdities of how many of our public officials responded prevented me from quickly commenting on a huge story... Read more

'Unite to fight against the hatred that killed her'

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Like most Americans, I'd never heard of Jo Cox before this morning. But eventually I probably would have. A recently elected Labor Party member... Read more

We need MLK-style civil disobedience to stop assault rifles

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[T]here are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility... Read more

Chris Christie's plan to bomb Port St. Lucie*

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a short break from picking up Donald Trump's McDonald's orders (which he denied, hilariously, in an official... Read more

GOP: Delete your presumptive nominee

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It was a moment that most of us will never forget -- waking up in the gray gloaming of an early Sunday morning and turning on a TV or a computer... Read more

Love and death in the dark of Orlando

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As the sun finally rose over Orlando after one of the worst nights in American history, investigators were trying to somehow make sense out... Read more