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POLS ON THE STREET: Tom Wolf Should Be Wary Of Hunkering Down

POLS ON THE STREET: Tom Wolf Should Be Wary Of Hunkering Down

by Joe Shaheeli A defensive mode in any scenario is a worrisome one, be it when the Eagles try to kill time which sometimes backfires on the field – or in politics, when a poll leader like Tom Wolf decides to hunker down. This last week has seen Wolf’s defensive mode cause a dip in […]

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OUR OPINION: High Court Smells To High Heaven

Score one for Chief Justice Ronald Castille with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court moving to relieve Justice McCaffery “on an interim basis of any and all judicial and administrative responsibilities as a Justice.” In 30 days, the Judicial Conduct Board said the decision “shall make a determination, on an emergency basis, whether there is or is […]

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Singer Demands City Quit Deleting Emails

City Commissioner Stephanie Singer is asking the city administration to end its 50-day limit to preserving emails generated on city computers.   An IT graduate student, she knows the value of her suggestion.   She states, “By 2010, email was a standard tool at the small business where I worked. I held myself accountable by […]

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Malala Yousafzai Accepts Liberty Medal

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Pa. Conference For Women Attracts 8,000

Headliners included Jane Pauley, Robin Roberts, Gail Sheehy and Diane Keaton.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: Expect 18% Turnout In November!

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It’s dangerous to our reputation to predict outcomes, since we don’t want to be found wrong. But all the signs we watch point to a low turnout, no matter how much campaign effort is being put into energizing the huge Democratic voter potential in this city. Into the effort to boost voter […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night Features Donors At Gala

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Hillary Clinton Rallies ‘Women For Wolf’ In Philly

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POLS ON THE STREET: SRC Blows Guv’s Race Off Stage

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green’s decision suddenly to cancel the contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has disrupted both the worlds of education and politics in this city. It has blindsided school union leaders, parent organizations, and other groups associated with pushing to improve the quality of education in city […]

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SRC’s Aborting Of Teachers’ Contract Roils Pols

State Rep. Angel Cruz and State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (both D-Kensington) have bills they hope will gain traction and bring an end to the control the state-run School Reform Commission has over the city’s public School District They have the support of almost every member of the Philadelphia caucuses in the General Assembly. These bills […]

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