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Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, best-selling author and weekly contributing columnist every Friday to The Philadelphia Inquirer A2 Insights page. Michael’s radio show is broadcast weekday afternoons in Philadelphia on WPHT-AM (1210). A Philadelphia lawyer turned political commentator, Smerconish is a guest host and contributor to several national television shows including Hardball with Chris Matthews. Smerconish occasionally writes an opinion column in The Inquirer's Sunday Currents section. 

In January 2011, Smerconish launched a book club event series in the Philadelphia region that will feature several best-selling authors, including John Bogle, Ted Gup, James Kaplan and Jane Leavy.

07/27/2014
The week before a prolonged Arizona execution renewed the debate over lethal injection, a federal judge in California ruled that the Golden State's death penalty is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. He was absolutely correct: Death sentences in California as well as Pennsylvania are cruel and unusual - especially to victims' families.
07/27/2014
The week before a prolonged Arizona execution renewed the debate over lethal injection, a federal judge in California ruled that the Golden State's death penalty is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. He was absolutely correct: Death sentences in California as well as Pennsylvania are cruel and unusual - especially to victims' families.
07/20/2014
The closure of four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos is rippling through South Jersey and being analyzed all over the country. But what outsiders fail to appreciate is that while A.C. is dying, neighboring Shore communities continue to thrive based on more localized support. Unlike these other communities, Atlantic City lacks a core constituency.
07/20/2014
The closure of four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos is rippling through South Jersey and being analyzed all over the country. But what outsiders fail to appreciate is that while A.C. is dying, neighboring Shore communities continue to thrive based on more localized support. Unlike these other communities, Atlantic City lacks a core constituency.
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Smerconish's book club
A Q&A with Michael Smerconish - and former Gov. Ed Rendell.