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The DNC Vs. The RNC: 10 Major Differences

The RNC had Scott Baio. The DNC had Meryl Streep. No contest.

August 1, 2016
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Pursuing Happiness In Philadelphia

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.

July 30, 2016

Rev. William Barber II Brought Down The House At The DNC

“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.”

July 29, 2016
Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Parade Of Speakers At DNC Paint Trump As Unfit For Presidency In Every Way, From Billionaire Bloomberg To An Ex-CIA Director

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.

July 28, 2016

Inside Dr. Jill Stein’s Philadelphia Headquarters

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 […]

July 28, 2016

Black Lives Matter and ‘Bernie or Bust’ Clash Outside The DNC

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.

July 27, 2016
Protesters march in the street ahead of Monday's start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Why Philly Will Face More Protests Than Cleveland

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.

July 25, 2016

Sanders Delegates Boo As He Encourages Them To Elect Clinton And Kaine

“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.

July 25, 2016
A woman is silhouetted against a projected image of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) logo during its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington, in this May 31, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files

The DNC Will Feature Undocumented Immigrants As Assets To The Nation

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.

July 25, 2016

Clinton Has Little to Fear In “Pennsyltucky” Primary

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.

April 25, 2016

Turnover At The Top Hits Amtrak At A Critical Time

Former Amtrak executives say the turmoil at the top in recent years has disrupted railroad management and distracted employees from their daily duties.

August 5, 2015

Ensuring Separation Of Church, State

“This is going to be a remarkable event, but the First Amendment has been around a long time. Someone ought to be watching.”

August 2, 2015

Democratic Congressman Charged In Political Corruption Case

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA): “I have never participated in any illegal activity or misappropriation of taxpayer dollars as an elected official.”

July 29, 2015

Endorse This: Mayor’s Delight

The real question after this: In the future, will Mayor Nutter ever finish a press conference by dropping the microphone?

July 6, 2015

NTSB: Engineer Was Not Talking, Texting When Amtrak Train Derailed

The NTSB’s determination heightened the mystery surrounding the cause of the accident.

June 10, 2015

Precise Data About Train’s Speed At Time Of Crash Will Come From Onboard Recorder

The section of track where the train derailed had a 50 mph speed limit.

May 14, 2015

Derailed Train Was Speeding, Officials Say

Seven deaths were confirmed Wednesday and the toll was almost certain to go higher.

May 13, 2015

Investigators Recover ‘Black Box’ In Deadly Philadelphia Derailment

“We are heartbroken. We have not experienced anything like this in modern times.”

May 13, 2015

Biden ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Amtrak Accident

“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.”

May 13, 2015

Amtrak Derailment: Death Toll Rises To 7; Investigators Head To Scene

There reportedly were about 230 passengers and five crew members on the train.

May 13, 2015

Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats have announced the location of their 2016 convention.

February 12, 2015

Democratic Convention Will Be In Columbus, New York, Or Philadelphia

The competition for the 2016 Democratic convention is down to three cities.

November 24, 2014

Where The Food Is Both Scarce And Risky

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. […]

August 21, 2014

Superintendent: Philadelphia Schools Will Open On Time, But Budget Woes Loom

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 […]

August 15, 2014

Man Shot Outside Peace Concert Dies

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 […]

August 14, 2014