Terry Williamson: The remains of more than 1,000 Americans have been returned, but for the remaining MIA families there will be no solace.
The fundamental claim promoted by the New York Times’ 1619 Project — that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery — simply does not correspond with the facts. This false history will do more damage than its proponents realize.
By John McWhorter
Fan of Philly history and politics? Educate yourself with this excellent 2006 documentary by local filmmaker Tigre Hill, which covers the epic story of the John Street / Sam Katz 2003 mayoral race — the last race in which Philadelphia had a competitive city-wide election. Not only does this film […]
For Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the next few years will be filled with hard choices and finding the least bad option. After years of doing less with more, he’ll be tasked with the infinitely more difficult task of making do with less.
By Dan Pearson
Stu Bykofsky: A veteran Daily News columnist remembers an election that almost upset Philly’s political order
In 2003, the people of Philadelphia came within a hair of changing our political order forever. Then an FBI probe blew the race up. One veteran Philly journalist reflects on the race and on one exceptional documentary, “The Shame of a City,” that reveals its importance.
By Stu Bykofsky
Dr. Rachel Levine pursued a ruinous policy of forcing PA nursing homes to reabsorb Covid-positive patients — and then quietly moved her 95 year-old mother to a fancy hotel. This Editorial Board calls for her resignation as PA Health Secretary.
The turnpike has about $12.8 billion in bonds outstanding, 16 times cash flow before interest of about $800 million. The borrowed money is long gone, funnelled to state government for mass transit in Philadelphia.
By Andrew Abramczyk