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South Philly Republicans: Mayor Kenney, City Council must reckon with ‘Johnny Doc’ indictment | Opinion

Among the actions that should happen: Mayor Kenney should make a public statement explaining exactly what happened behind closed doors during those soda tax negotiations.

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As activists push ‘harm reduction,’ is it just another way of saying ‘normalizing drug use’? | Opinion

A case study of San Francisco's drug problem.
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As activists push ‘harm reduction,’ is it just another way of saying ‘normalizing drug use’? | Opinion

A case study of San Francisco's drug problem.

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Corporate welfare programs don’t benefit Camden residents | Opinion

During Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure, the state took over Camden’s public schools, rendering our elected school board essentially useless.
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Corporate welfare programs don’t benefit Camden residents | Opinion

During Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure, the state took over Camden’s public schools, rendering our elected school board essentially useless.

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Socialism has become a classification that no longer classifies | George Will

Today’s watery conceptions of socialism amount to this: Almost everyone will be nice to almost everyone, using money taken from a few.
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Socialism has become a classification that no longer classifies | George Will

Today’s watery conceptions of socialism amount to this: Almost everyone will be nice to almost everyone, using money taken from a few.
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Teacher strikes are about power, not students | Opinion

Teachers aren't striking to provide a better education for students — they’re striking to keep control over education in the hands of the powerful.

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Trump’s dictator move is the real emergency — and we handed him the keys | Will Bunch

Trump's alarming unconstitutional power grab has been 75 years in the making.

My grandmother’s Fishtown house collapsed. Philly should’ve done more to protect it | Opinion

It’s hard to know exactly what would have prevented this situation but the community, the city, and state need to take measures to ensure this does not happen again.

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Trump’s national emergency declaration: News outlets and columnists react | Opinion

On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency after saying that he will sign a funding bill that will avoid a government shutdown.

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Finding hope at the Kensington Storefront Hub | Opinion

The activities at the Storefront reduce isolation, build acceptance, and engage people — both those struggling with addiction and those in recovery.

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Pennsylvanians’ long wait on disability would worsen with Social Security changes | Opinion

Pennsylvanians already have some of the longest waits in the country on disability cases. Proposed Social Security changes would make them worse.

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Kensington block captain: Vacant properties foster fear | Perspective

This area shouldn’t be a forgotten neighborhood. We deserve homes that foster love — not fear — just like the rest of Philadelphia.

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Could turning vacant buildings into housing for people in need solve Kensington’s homelessness problem? | Opinion

"When you tell me, ‘not with my tax dollars and not on my block,’ these people were at one point taxpayers,” said longtime resident Dennis Payne. “As far as ‘not on my block’ — well, they’re already on my block.”

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Behind the scenes with Kensington’s community newsroom

After watching how the community reacted to the New York Times Magazine negatively covering Kensington, this Temple professor and her students decided to build a new platform for neighborhood voices.

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Should Kensington adopt these ideas to address homelessness? | Opinion

Here’s how other places are working to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in their communities.

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Washington Post’s first black female reporter: Newsrooms still aren’t diverse enough | Perspective

Dorothy Butler Gilliam: When I first walked into The Washington Post newsroom in l961 as its first black female reporter, I felt like I was about to dive into a sea of white men while carrying two extra weights they didn’t have to carry.

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Class warfare driving Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and the rest | Christine Flowers

I don’t begrudge someone for having a larger bank account than I do (unless they came by it dishonestly). Bankrupting some to give to others out of a misplaced sense of entitlement is un-American.

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Why Pennsylvania needs to ditch fracking and get a Green New Deal of its own | Will Bunch

Pa.'s governor wants to tax fracking to pay for infrastructure -- when it needs to be banned.

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