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Pols On The Street:   Another Trump Card!?

Pols On The Street: Another Trump Card!?

by Joe Shaheeli Does it matter if Donald Trump blames cheating on Election Day if he loses Pennsylvania? For those of us who know how it all works, it shows he personally doesn’t understand the political system, how elections work, who is responsible for monitoring and placing before the electorate the thousands of polls that […]

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Rizzo Statue: Which Activists Matter?

by Tony West The controversy recently sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement’s call to remove the Frank Rizzo statue has spurred a tempest within a teapot over which protestors are actually allowed to speak for this cause. The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice Steering Committee has released a statement disavowing any connection with an […]

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Now that KATHLEEN KANE has been convicted of perjury in state court, she has chosen to resign. The Senate Republican majority attempted to remove her through a constitutional procedure last fall but was unsuccessful. The House started the impeachment proceedings; but now those proceedings are moot. A more-interesting question now is if her resignation is in […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Back to Obama’s Playbook in Philly

by Joe Shaheeli To win Pennsylvania in the Presidential election this Nov. 8, the campaign team of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has been renewing contacts with the Democratic leaders of this city who can bring out the numbers their candidate needs to take Pennsylvania. There is little doubt that as Philly goes, so goes Pennsy. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Time for Philly Election Workers to Change Any Foolish Ways

by Joe Shaheeli It’s obvious the political pool fed by this City and State, especially the City of Philadelphia, has drawn fishhooks from the feds, who have proven they can’t fish nearly so well in waters where drugs flow freely. Pennsylvania is now inundated with heroin, for instance. But in Philly, constantly changing ethical rules […]

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Auditor General: DOE Must Check Charter-School Rent Payments

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his latest audit of one charter-school system in Allegheny County shows the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education continues to divert millions of dollars from classrooms to the bank accounts of some charter-school operators, without proper checks. The audit of the Propel Charter School System questioned lease reimbursement provided by PDE […]

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Sam Staten, Sr. Honored

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In Advance of Her DNC Speech, Katie McGinty Talks to Pa. Delegation

by Greg Salisbury Courtesy City & State PA Perhaps it was a case of convention fatigue setting in, or perhaps it was the fear of getting Berned again by a featured speaker who didn’t show, but Thursday morning’s Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast was by far the most-sparsely attended of the DNC, despite featuring an appearance by […]

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Our Opinion: DNC, City Did Their Best!

God bless the patience of the City’s Police Bicycle Corps. Their quiet presence sent a calming message to some of the thousands of protestors looking to create a ruckus and earn some television time. It was obvious Commissioner Richard Ross’ blue line knew what to do, how to do it, and were prepared for anything […]

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DNC: Pa. Delegation Starts the Day with a Bang – Not Boos

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