Comedy, tragedy: Does Philly's city-funded animal shelter deserve more money?

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The ACCT melodrama — part comedy, part tragedy — played Monday afternoon before an audience of City Council committee members... Read more

A personal recollection of O’Reilly’s stubbornness

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"Caution! You are about to enter the No Spin Zone.” That’s how Bill O’Reilly opened his nightly show on the Fox News Channel... Read more

Byko: “Hair privilege,” power and guilt at Villanova

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In addition to white privilege and male privilege, we now have “hair privilege.” That’s what I hear from Yvonne Nguyen,... Read more

Byko: Veterans Comfort House needs help

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In some ways, organizations are like people. In your life, over the course of time, you experience periods of clear sailing and times when... Read more

Byko: I am a Jew and I am not afraid

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Recent incidents — desecration of Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and St. Louis, and dozens of phoned threats to Jewish community centers... Read more

Byko: Deadlines? Politicians can live without them

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What the hell is going on? (Spoiler Alert: This is not about Donald Trump.) Up in the state House’s 197th District, there’s been... Read more

Byko: State rep tells Clarke to obey immigration law

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State Rep. Martina White (R., Phila.) on Monday sent a response to a courteous letter from City Council President Darrell Clarke on Feb. 6... Read more

Byko: On soda tax, Kenney's the master distractor

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So the soda tax is fizzling, and if you’re surprised, please raise your hand. I see no hands. The city geniuses with the sharp pencils... Read more