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.
Corruption, glad-handing, back-stabbing: These are a few of political columnist John Baer’s favorite things. Not that he’s necessarily happy, per se, that Pennsylvania politics is brimming with such seedy characters, or that residents so often get the short end of a very rotten stick, or that conditions are such that he calls the state “The Land of Low Expectations.” What makes him happy is that he is there to cover the ups and downs of Pennsylvania’s public servants and savants.
Dan Contrarino, former promoter of the popular “Shaft” party at Shampoo nightclub, was assaulted in New York City last night, marking the sixth reported incident of apparently anti-gay violence in Manhattan this month. Contrarino posted a public update on Facebook this morning, including a photo of his brutally godawful black eye and swollen face: “THANKS FOR [...]
If you’re reading this the same day it’s published (Tuesday, May 21, 2013), then you’re in luck. Because today is Election Day in Philadelphia and you get a chance to vote for the future of your city—in an off off-year no less! It’s May and that means primaries for the prominent offices — Republican and [...]