Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Karen Heller

Karen Heller has interviewed Philip Roth and Zsa Zsa Gabor, spent time with Pink and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the celebrated and the exemplary unsung. She's covered Miss America and political conventions. She's been a provocative voice at The Inquirer for nearly 20 years, garnering awards for criticism, feature writing and investigative reporting, and was a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. 

 
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Pennsylvania has finally joined the rest of the Northeast. Sort of. Last week U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III overturned the state's 1996 ban on same-sex marriage, moving the commonwealth a seismic step into the 21st century, making it the last state in the region to recognize marriage equality.
Voters, all few thousand of you, what did we learn from Tuesday's primary? That a genial small-city businessman and political neophyte at age 65 with a Jeep, a beard, and a doctorate from MIT can become Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial nominee, provided he pumps $10 million of his own lucre into the campaign, and saturates media markets early and often with inspired, folksy ads.
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