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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.

07/20/2014
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.
 
5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide
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.
 
5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide
07/20/2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects. Here's a look at five things they're doing:
07/13/2014
Don't like President Obama's foreign policy? Blame President Richard M. Nixon. Just don't hold your breath waiting for the former to acknowledge the influence of the latter, even as we approach the 40th anniversary next month of Nixon's resignation.
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Smerconish's book club
A Q&A with Michael Smerconish - and former Gov. Ed Rendell.