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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Philly Ever Learn How to Handle Protests??

POLS ON THE STREET: Will Philly Ever Learn How to Handle Protests??

by Joe Shaheeli Why in the world would anyone want to not give Cheri Honkala a permit to protest? She’s the lady who for years has staged demonstrations, set up tent cities, and staged blockades in her constant efforts to draw attention to the fact we have homeless, the poor get poorer, and human rights […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Feds Make Philly Politicians Easy Pickings

by Joe Shaheeli When Ed Rendell decided to run for District Attorney against Democratic incumbent F. Emmett Fitzpatrick in 1978, he was a neophyte in every sense of the word. What he had going for him was the image of a “change for the better” – helped by the incumbent, who nurtured the image of […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Odds Favor Tax on All Sweet Drinks

by Joe Shaheeli Odds markets have moved from “no way” to “probable” Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposal to raise additional revenues for his pre-K program, which he strongly believes will reduce the number of students who may drop out of school in their later years. He’s worked hard at putting together a pro-Pre-K bloc, which now […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Educating Chaka Fattah’s Son

by Denise Clay Chaka Fattah is still smiling. Three weeks into a trial on a variety of charges including conspiracy to money laundering, the 11-term Congressman is still coming into the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse on Market Street confident not only in his innocence, but also in his ability to prevail. Fattah and four […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Bernie Should Feel At Home In Platform Committee

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Platform Drafting Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) have announced a series of Democratic Platform hearings across the country designed to welcome every voice in the Party. The drafting committee is now soliciting input from policy experts as well as Democrats from all walks of life. To […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

by Joe Shaheeli Mayor Jim Kenney’s $300 million bond initiative to rebuild parks, recreation centers and libraries, and fund pre-K education is the main drama on Philadelphia’s political stage today. It is facing fierce opposition because it would fund these essential institutions (which no one opposes) by taxing sugary drinks. Sweetened beverages are a large […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Does Your Vote Count If Electoral College Decides Presidency?

Mike Reed, long-time political activist and gang fighter, poses the question and then answers it with his dissertation on why the Electoral College should be eliminated in favor of majority vote for President. He states both Democratic presidential candidates have weighed in on Mayor Jim Kenney’s sugary-drink tax. Clinton supports Kenney and Bernie Sanders has […]

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DNC Observes Jewish American Heritage Month At National Museum Of American Jewish History

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Floyd Was Key To Shapiro’s Philly Victory

by Tony West To win the Democratic nomination for State Attorney General, Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro had to sell his Philadelphia neighbors. And he did – despite the opposition of Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, whose favorite was Steve Zappala of Allegheny County. Veteran political consultant Maurice Floyd was a major reason why. He coordinated Shapiro’s […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Feds Seek To Indict Sen. Larry Farnese

Attorney Gregory Harvey, known for his ability to thread his clients through political mazes, broke the news 1st Dist. State Sen. Larry Farnese was to be indicted by the US Dept. of Justice. We wish him well, but it reminds us that an elected seat starting with “First” is a jinx seat at best. The […]

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