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.
Now here is the really scary part. In 2019 the federal government spent over $30,000 more per second then it took in by way of taxes. And the figures for fiscal 2020 are projected to be the same.
When did it start, that elected Philadelphia city officials believe that the commitment and sacrifice made by military veterans to the city, state and nation for more than 240 years is in some way related or equivalent to a select group of public high school students? Area veterans feel that […]
Raising the minimum wage effectively cuts the bottom rung off the economic ladder and, by impeding the lowest-skilled workers from gaining the job experience needed to move upwards, increases poverty in the long run and hurts those workers the policy purports to help.
By Matthew Lau
U.S. and Pennsylvania laws set standards for how election officials must keep voter registration records current and reliable. The rules are straightforward: remove the deceased; cancel the snowbird-turned-Floridians; and, if all else fails—keep a list of registrants whose addresses have gone bad and silent on all fronts.
By Logan Churchwell
Linda A. Kerns: Relocation is not an option – No Philly neighborhood wants a “Safe” Injection site in their backyard
When Philadelphians were blindsided with a decision to open a “safe” injection site in their neighborhood, the outrage was deafening. But if Safehouse has no place in South Philly, why is it acceptable in Kensington, or any other Philadelphia neighborhood?
By Linda A. Kerns
Jenny DeHuff: Should tech school grads get hiring preference for city jobs like vets do? Council weighs the question
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?