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.
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 [...]