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No corking Soda Wars | Editorial

Feb. 05, 2018

The first rule of the Soda Wars is that there appears to be no end to the Soda Wars.

Philadelphia City Council in June 2016, pushed by Mayor Kenney, approved a tax of 1.5-cents-per-ounce on most sugary and diet beverages sold in the city. The goal: Raising $92 million to fund pre-K education, community […]


Meehan’s time is up | Editorial

Jan. 28, 2018

Pat Meehan must go.

The Delaware County Republican exposed for using taxpayer dollars to secretly settle a sexual-harassment claim made by a former staffer should resign from the U.S. House.

Meehan must go now, not 11 months and five days from now, at the end of the 115th Congress.


Meehan, a former U.S. […]


Get real on drug policy | Editorial

Jan. 10, 2018

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has been attorney general for a year now, and, as 2018 gets underway, he is finally getting serious about the war on drugs.

No, not about the opioid crisis that is claiming lives from big cities to tiny towns across the country.

No, not about the fentanyl scourge, an additive to […]


Pelosi claims momentum, has cheat-sheet for proof

June 26, 2017

By Chris Brennan

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader in the U.S. House, wants voters to know that her party is gaining momentum in the run-up to the 2018 mid-term elections.

And she has a cheat sheet to prove it.

It lists statistics on the recent […]


Philadelphia lawyer is eyed for U.S. post

John Giordano, who worked on the Trump campaign and transition, is called a serious candidate for U.S. attorney here.

March 08, 2017

By Chris Brennan 

John Giordano, a Philadelphia lawyer who worked on President Trump ‘s campaign and transition, is a contender to be the next U.S. attorney for the Eastern District […]


Recount bid quashed, GOP seeks apology

Jill Stein’s camp says she’ll continue her quest for a better way of verifying vote totals in Pennsylvania.

December 14, 2016

By Chris Brennan 

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort in Pennsylvania is over, but her campaign vowed to keep fighting in federal court to make it easier to verify […]


Intramural fights may mar annual Pennsylvania party

December 05, 2016

By Chris Brennan

Think of the Pennsylvania Society, the swank political soiree in New York starting Friday, as an obligatory holiday trip to visit bickering in-laws.

The squabbling families are the state Republican and Democratic Parties.

There will be forced laughter at unfunny jokes, blown tempers […]