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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Fichman

Fact Attack: A New App Watches Political Ads Like a Hawk

Following campaign money has never been easier—or more important. This year has seen an unprecedented flood of negative campaign ads in swing states like Pennsylvania. In the super PAC era of politics, voters may wonder about the veracity of mean-spirited advertisements sponsored by Orwellian-sounding entities. But courtesy of a group of activist Philadelphia software developers and their collaborators at a nonprofit government watchdog: There’s an app for that.

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Posted Sep. 5, 2012 | Comments: 2

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

5 Election Apps You Should Know About

Sensing a massive gap in both the market and our attention spans, the technocrats have created new tools to help get us through the massive pit of hellfire we sometimes call “election season.” (And much to their credit, they’ve done it with instructions that don’t include “Step 1: Drink a massive amount of alcohol.”) Here are five election apps you should download now.

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Posted Sep. 5, 2012 | Comments: 5

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

The Philadelphia Archdiocese's $11.6 Million Mystery

The $11.6 million is, reporters inform us, the price the church has paid so far responding to “the current clergy sex-abuse scandal." The figure is never attributed. It just hangs there, as if it is confirmed fact. Trouble is, it’s not. So where’s it from?

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Posted Sep. 5, 2012 | Comments: 3

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Sept. 5-11

Found Footage, Fashion's Night Out, Live Arts and Fringe shows and more to see and do this week.

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Posted Sep. 4, 2012 | Comments: 0