Few in the Democratic Convention multitude knew, but Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is known for Sisterly Affection. I wonder if Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominee, knows the city’s Quaker name. We shall see round midnight after an exhilarating but grueling four days.
“Some issues are not left versus right or liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong,” Barber said. “We need to embrace our deepest moral values and push for a revival of the heart of our democracy.”
A parade of speakers at the Democratic Convention painted a devastating picture of Donald Trump as the most unqualified, inexperienced and unpredictable nominee in anyone’s memory, urging Americans—including independents—to vote for Clinton or face dire consequences.
Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign headquarters in south Philadelphia looked exactly as you would expect – megaphones lined one wall. There was an improvised recycling station. Everyone looked like a hipster stereotype, but older. Around ten members of the campaign were trying to figure out Stein’s schedule for Wednesday – is it a live stream or a TV interview […]
On the 25-minute walk from the train station to the convention, a swarm of incredulous Sanders delegates could be seen walking back the other way from the Wells Fargo Center, after the Vermont senator decided to end the roll call vote and nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
While Cleveland saw an aggressive police presence enforce civility between pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators—an LA Times reporter compared the scene to “a heavily militarized debate camp”—Philadelphia is expected to experience a much more active protest scene.
“Immediately, right now, we have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” Sanders said, as his delegates began booing against the cheers of some.
While the RNC featured the parents of victims killed by undocumented immigrants on stage, the DNC will include speakers who are undocumented immigrants themselves in order to shine a sympathetic light on their experience.
Despite holding 210 Democratic delegates, 4.4 percent of the nationwide total, Pennsylvania’s primary is typically much too late in the primary season to hold any real sway in deciding the nominee. This Tuesday, however, Pennsylvania has the theoretical opportunity to be a major player.
Former Amtrak executives say the turmoil at the top in recent years has disrupted railroad management and distracted employees from their daily duties.
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA): “I have never participated in any illegal activity or misappropriation of taxpayer dollars as an elected official.”
“The victims could have been any one of our parents, children, or someone from one of our communities. Amtrak is like a second family to me, as it is for so many other passengers.”
By Alfred Lubrano, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — For the poor, food is not only scarce, it’s often rotten and germ-ridden. Corner stores and small supermarkets that feed vast swaths of impoverished Philadelphia offer bacteria-laced foods in unhealthy conditions that can lead to foodborne illness, a Drexel University study shows. Customers vouch for the science. […]
By Kristen Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s public schools will open on time, Superintendent William R. Hite said Friday. To not open on Sept. 8 as scheduled “punishes students for the failure of adults,” Hite said. He said assurances from politicians that a cigarette tax the city wants to help fund schools is […]
By Emily Babay, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A man shot outside a peace concert at Philadelphia’s Dell Music Center on Wednesday has died. The 20-year-old man died overnight after having been shot in the center’s parking lot at about 8:30 p.m., according to the Philadelphia police homicide unit. Police say an argument sparked the […]