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By Nia Ngina Meeks

In tribute: a meditation on the late, great E. Steven Collins

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.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2013 | Comments: 3

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By Randy LoBasso

Q&A: "Dirty Wars" Author Jeremy Scahill

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.

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Posted May. 15, 2013 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION > NEWS

By Randy LoBasso

Is Philly Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff?

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!


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Posted Dec. 12, 2012 | Comments: 2

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By Jenine Pilla

Kensington Blues Documents the Hardships in One of Philly's Roughest Neighborhoods

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.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2012 | Comments: 14

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Philly legislator Mike Stack talks minimum wage on MSNBC
By Randy LoBasso

Raising the minimum wage has become a huge national issue this election year and State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is running for Lt. Governor, has co-sponsored a bill that would raise both the standard and tipped minimum wage to $12 per hour in Pennsylvania. The bill, which he introduced alongside State Sen. Daylin Leach, [...]

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Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona
By Randy LoBasso

The sports media world is scrambling to figure out one thing: Why was Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona? Because he was. Former Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released his mugshot. According to TMZ: Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona … and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released his mug [...]