E. was a Philly staple, having spent much of his professional life delivering news and opinions for radio audiences hungry to make sense of the controversies that engulfed the world.
Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation, thinks the Obama administration’s foreign policy is actually worse than that of his predecessor, President George W. Bush.
The problem with the fiscal cliff—well, other than the fact that most people don’t know what the hell it is—is that there is no plan to avoid falling off it—yet. What’s certain is that if nothing is done, all our taxes will go up. There will be deep cuts in government programs. Consumer spending could fall by about $200 billion nationwide. And we’d be headed toward another recession in early 2013. Happy New Year!
When he’s not running his fine-art inkjet printing business in the Vox Building on Wood Street, Jeffrey Stockbridge spends most of his free time beneath the El along Kensington Avenue, or, as it’s more commonly referred to, “the Ave.” The 30-year-old isn’t a part of the drug trade, which is what most Philly residents think of when Kensington comes up in conversation. He’s just there to take pictures and ask questions. A lot of them.
Today, and over the coming months, there’s going to be a lot of debate over the late Nelson Mandela’s place in world history, given his politics. During his life and especially during the Apartheid years in South Africa, he was maligned by the right wing in much of the West, some of whom feared that [...]
Whether or not the so-called “knockout game” exists, at least one national group has banded together to both condemn the attacks, taking place in Philadelphia, New York City and elsewhere, and the president’s and political establishment’s handling of it—or, lack thereof. Project 21, a national network of black conservative leaders, publicly condemned the attacks yesterday, calling [...]