City Council faces a question that many local governments are grappling with: Expand a benefit to help a new group of people and risk watering it down, or preserve the present system that help veterans and first responders exclusively?
Linda A. Kerns: Have we eliminated personal responsibility along with library fines in Philadelphia?
The Free Library of Philadelphia eliminated fines so patrons can now return materials on their own schedule, without fear of repercussions or consequences.
By Linda A. Kerns
In his remarks at the Union League of Philadelphia’s annual Lincoln Day celebration, U.S. Attorney McSwain discussed the importance of the rule of law and how the rule of law is under attack today in Philadelphia on a number of fronts.
By William M. McSwain
What can be done about Philadelphia’s corrupting ‘Councilmanic Prerogative’? How can an informal practice be outlawed, especially when the people who could outlaw it are the ones who benefit from it?
On Monday, the Inquirer carried a thoughtfully written article by Terry Tracy of Broad and Liberty about the Abington School Board and the current controversy with regard to comments by one of the members. Tracy saw the opportunity for healing in the midst of the division and called on Abington […]
For some, increased energy costs would be a nuisance, but for many in Pennsylvania, the financial burden would be unbearable.
By Tirzah Duren
Prof. Wax’s voice deserves to be heard, and students deserve to be exposed to many different opinions in order to best educate themselves and prepare for the world ahead.
Wanting to prevent displacement is admirable, but it’s important to create solutions that actually solve the problem, rather than exacerbating it.
Terry Tracy: Abington Township School Board member accuses police officers of shooting students in schools
Abington Township’s school board has a chance to show the rest of the country how to have a thoughtful discussion about a hugely controversial topic.
By Terry Tracy