Many people against the stay-at-home orders have cited our Founding Fathers as inspiration to challenge the government. They might be disappointed with the actual history. By Chris Tremoglie
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 […]
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
While many know of the internment of the Japanese during WWII, the plight of interned people of German and Italian descent – people from countries that, unlike Japan, did not attack us on U.S. soil before the war – is often ignored.
By Chris Tremoglie