His column "Back Channels" appears weekly, usually in the Currents section of the Sunday Inquirer.
Kevin Ferris is the assistant editor of the Editorial Page at The Inquirer. He has been a news editor, a member of The Editorial Board and an editor of the celebrated Community Voices series at the newspaper.
Kevin Ferris: Paul Ryan is taking a different approach to life after a lost election than the last person who came up short in a campaign for vice president.
Kevin Ferris: I interviewed Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) last week about the coming debt-ceiling debate. A part of that conversation follows, and you can read the rest at www.philly.com/toomey.
Back Channels: Romney for Ike-like prosperity
Back Channels: Voters would be wise to follow the example of their predecessors from '52, and select a nonideological Republican from outside the Washington maelstrom to calm the political waters and get things done.
Learn stories behind names on Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Let me introduce you to a few people, courtesy of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Daily News.
Rowland J. Adamoli, of Germantown, played football and soccer. He was an apprentice bricklayer who loved country music. He joined the Marines in 1961, and earned his high school diploma while serving. As things were heating up in Vietnam, he extended his enlistment so he'd be eligible for a tour there. "He was kind of a daring boy," his sister would say later.
Back Channels: Romney revealing himself in careful stages
An 18-year-old who had just registered to vote seemed surprised by parts of the Republican convention as we watched in August. I'm not sure what he was expecting - lofty speeches on issues, solutions to problems, maybe - but this wasn't it.