Unfortunately, the mayor seems to have drawn the wrong lesson: there aren’t going to be any forums like last year. The public is decidedly not invited to weigh in, and that has caught the attention, and undoubtedly the ire, of the Coalition for Essential Services. (In the interest of full disclosure, I was a member of this group until mid-summer 2009).
Am I the only one who smells something stinky about the School District’s “Renaissance Plan,” which marks poorly-performing public schools for takeover by for-profit and non-profit educational management organizations?
There are lessons for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in the Massachusetts election of Scott Brown, if only state leaders would open their eyes. The way I see it, Keystone State Democrats are heading for a whopper of a defeat.
Ed Rendell's cozy relationship with a Foxwoods lawyer is no surprise, but if you think sweetheart deals suck now, wait til you see what happens now that the Supreme Court has struck down laws banning corporate spending on elections.
Maybe you heard: While a guest on the Bill O’Reilly Fox News program on Thursday, former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum compared South African Apartheid to Obamacare. Apartheid was the system of racial segregation in South Africa that the late Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday before the O’Reilly program, spent his life fighting [...]
In what may signal the end of one particular political and micro-societal fight in a section of the city, City Council voted to override Mayor Nutter’s veto of a bill requiring new medical offices to get zoning variance before opening in two Northeast Philadelphia districts. The bill was brought up as a reactionary measure against Healing [...]