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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: 5

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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: 5

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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: 18

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