State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams To Introduce School Choice Bill

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams To Introduce School Choice Bill

Make no mistake: Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D-Phila) is ready to co-sponsor a school choice bill with Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-Susquehanna). For better or worse, the West Philly Senator is one of these guys who can stick to his guns (sorta like Rick Santorum) without choking on his foot (like Rick Santorum). And school choice has always been his game....

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Watchdog: Was Rendell Given a Media Pass in Philly Abortion Case?

Watchdog: Was Rendell Given a Media Pass in Philly Abortion Case?

Right-wing media watchdog Newsbusters thinks so. In a recent post, writer Tom Blumer decries the last Pennsylvania governor for lacking proper oversight, and the Associated Press for not asking why Kermit Gosnell’s Lancaster Avenue abortion clinic hadn’t been inspected since 1993. Specifically, they want to know why the AP takes Rendell on his word that he...

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Adorable: Senators Casey and Toomey To Sit Together At SOTU

Adorable: Senators Casey and Toomey To Sit Together At SOTU

You know how some members of Congress will show America their fake unity at this year’s State of the Union speech by sitting next to members of the other political party? Even though they call each other Nazis, tell the public the other side’s bill, if passed, will result in your murder and openly say, above all else, “our top political priority over the...

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Philly Is First City To Bring Back ‘Thrift Week’ Because, Why Not?

Philly Is First City To Bring Back ‘Thrift Week’ Because, Why Not?

There’s a national effort to bring back the coast-to-coast festivity known as “Thrift Week,” which once celebrated “American ideals like diligence, hard work, responsible consumerism, and smart saving. These concepts are the keys to long term prosperity, and if we collectively embrace them once more, we may be able to right our floundering economy.”...

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The Phlog: Coming

The Phlog: Coming

Local actor Erik Ransom, 25, does his own makeup before rehearsing his self-written musical, "Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions." The show makes its world premiere tomorrow at the Prince Music Theater (photo: Matt Petrillo).

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‘Mad Money’ Host Cramer Says It’s Smart To Invest in Marcellus Shale, Environmentalists Are Pro-Drilling

‘Mad Money’ Host Cramer Says It’s Smart To Invest in Marcellus Shale, Environmentalists Are Pro-Drilling

Remember this frackface? The guy who told his television audience to keep their Bear Stearns investments six days before Bear Stearns shares dropped 90 percent, then feuded with Jon Stewart which culminated in, possibly, the most awkward, sad interview of all time? Well, Technically Philly has brought to our attention that the entertainer spoke at the Greater...

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SEPTA To Borrow $250 Million For…Stuff

SEPTA To Borrow $250 Million For…Stuff

At least those Silverline V Cars are (probably) a reality. Because now SEPTA is putting its money (i.e. someone else’s money, for now) where its railcars…is. The Inky says your notorious Pennsylvania transportation service will get $250 million from Wall Street’s bond markets and a bunch more in grants to pay off some dwindling projects. Ho ho ho: $208...

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DAILY GRINDER: Around the Web on The Alleged West Philly Abortion Murders

DAILY GRINDER: Around the Web on The Alleged West Philly Abortion Murders

Since DA Seth Williams released his grand jury report, the web has lit up with interest surrounding the story of Kermit Gosnell’s alleged West Philly “house of horrors” abortion clinic. It’s been covered by local press, the AP and papers and blogs all over the United States. The BBC even picked it up. That leaves lots and lots of quotes...

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The Phlog: City Council May Get New Toy

The Phlog: City Council May Get New Toy

Fresh-faced, eloquently-spoken and UPenn alumnus Andy Toy today recieved the endorsement of Philadelphia's eighth ward for candicacy for city councilperson. Toy could become Philadelphia's first Asian-American Councilperson...and then mayor? ...And then U.S. President?? (photo: Matt Petrillo)

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Ban Overturned: Philly Blunts Can Be Sold in Philly Again

Ban Overturned: Philly Blunts Can Be Sold in Philly Again

A Pennsylvania “High” Court just struck down a Philadelphia law that banned the sale of “blunt cigars,” in places other than tobacco shops and hotels. Captain Obvious/Councilman Brian O’Neill sponsored Philadelphia Bill No. 060345 back in May 2006, which was passed unanimously, saying the product was often used by drug users who spilled the tobacco...

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