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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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In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight
By Randy LoBasso

Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein, a member of Philly’s [...]

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KKK affiliate starts neighborhood watch–what could possibly go wrong?
By Josh Kruger

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 41 hate groups actively operate in Pennsylvania. In York County, an affiliate of the KKK and longtime nemesis of the SPLC has decided to “give back” to its community: by starting a neighborhood watch group. “A local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched a [...]