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ELEPHANT CORNER: Kathleen Kane Has Long Record Of Missteps

ELEPHANT CORNER: Kathleen Kane Has Long Record Of Missteps

GOV. TOM WOLF has said he did not believe ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE should resign. Specifically he stated, “We have procedures in place for adjudicating the rights and wrongs.” Technically he is right. However, doubts about Kane’s ability to do her job are not limited to the Montgomery County grand-jury indictment. In the past two […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Who’s Running For Attorney General?

Although the Phillies opener was expected to be underwhelming for a fan base accustomed to division championships, a number of notables did show up for the home opener. Famous trial lawyers TOM KLEIN and SHANIN SPECTER took their usual seats behind home plate. They were joined by political consultant LARRY CEISLER. Joining our military men […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Should Black Voters Support Black Candidates?

by Denise Clay Should Black voters support Black candidates? Now that I’ve written that sentence, I look at it and it seems like a question with an obvious answer for someone like me, seeing as I’m a Black woman and all. But it’s a question that woke me up bright and early on Tuesday morning […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Bill Green Should Heed Fellow Democrats

by Joe Shay Stivala I WAS STARTLED to hear on Sunday Bill GREEN had been relieved of the Chair at the SRC. I was also surprised to see Green at a political event on Saturday night signing candidates’ petitions. Two candidates posted his photo on Facebook signing their petitions. Seeing him at the event made me wonder if he had a […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

DID I TELL YOU: The press carried a story of DA Seth Williams possibly seeking to run for US Senate next year. I have been thinking of the DA’s blasting of State Attorney General Kathleen KANE, and the Ali-gate affair that could ruin four performing lawmakers. I have trouble sleeping (and maybe voters) with the horrible thought of an 81-year-old […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Mayor Nutter Snatches Credit for Democratic Convention

It was amazing CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY was able to get the Democratic National Committee to agree to have the convention in Philadelphia. What was even more amazing is how MICHAEL NUTTER was able to get credit even though he almost failed to file the paperwork necessary to be a candidate for the convention. The readers […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Mayor Nutter, Jim Kenney Get In Schoolyard Brawl

ETHICS – BLEAHTHICS.  I am so tired of reading about how ethics will define the upcoming Mayor’s race. It is NOT a key issue in this race – except if you want to write about it.  And an EDITORIAL about how successful the campaign finance laws are! They are a DISASTER. And who wants to read quotes from former […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Farnese’s Father Passes; Lynne Abraham’s Hidden Trump

The beloved father of STATE SEN. LARRY FARNESE, LAWRENCE FARNESE, was laid to rest at the Baldi funeral home in South Philadelphia. Many well-wishers from the Philadelphia political community paid their respects to the Senator and his lovely mother MADELINE. Among them were former City Councilman and mayoral hopeful JIM KENNEY, STATE SEN. and mayoral […]

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OUR OPINION: To Drill Or Not To Drill

Our state’s new Marcellus Shale natural-gas play has not lit up our economic scoreboard since it began to be developed in 2007. Natural gas has been a valuable new industry, but drilling by itself has made few land-owners and few municipalities rich, and has not created many local jobs. Much of the money flows out […]

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OUR OPINION: Back To School On Capitol Hill

Will General Assembly leaders from both chambers do all of us a favor this term without wasting time as to who gets or does not get the credit by taking care of funding shortfalls for education? You honorable men and women know what’s wrong. Half of you, by now, have already declared you are aware […]

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