The people in these neighborhoods have been promised a lot, but have received little actual help.
Frank Rizzo was a kind of white supremacist who doesn't deserve to be celebrated with a statue in front of Philadelphia's busiest government office. But a new generation of Philadelphians ought to learn about what Rizzo stood for.
The demands on teachers are higher than ever.
The "Philly to Charlottesville" march drew a couple thousand souls who feel an increased urgency to do something about the Trump presidency and rising racism, and that silence is equal to complicity.
The processing of history is like an open wound that slowly heals only with careful debate about the often explosive issues at stake.
The scariest thing about those Charlottesville images? The baby faces.
At the end of the day, what is most important is not what the baby is being fed, it's that the baby is being fed.
With Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly rejecting second-trimester abortions, one would think the senator would take seriously the views of those whose votes he seeks for reelection.
The Democratic Party has suffered broadly in the middle of the country in the last few years, largely on the back of its pull left under the presidency of Barack Obama.
Let's rename Washington Avenue and tear down that statue in front of the Art Museum. George Washington was a slaveholder. Bye-bye, George.
So long as Steve Bannon is in the White House, he will fuel Trump's knee-jerk haste to attack those who oppose him and minimize any sins of extremist supporters.
Trump has repeatedly shown that he is comfortable with racism as long as it meets his ends.
It was also Southern "culture," as President Trump put it, to fly the Confederate flag at their state capitols; some even used it as a model for their state flags. That doesn't make it right.
A jury of six women and two men concluded within hours that a Denver radio host had groped Swift.
It was a convention for cowards on a weekend for racists.
The company's rationale for Denise Morrison's earlier decision to remain on the White House panel had left a sour taste