Posts Tagged ‘Obama’
UArts grad’s anti-surveillance playing cards feature Obama as ‘Suicide King’

UArts grad’s anti-surveillance playing cards feature Obama as ‘Suicide King’

Dave Boyd’s fondness for the U.S. Constitution is evident in his new project, “Wiretap”: a deck of lavishly illustrated playing cards whose faces depict the most famous friends and notorious foes of the post-war-on-terror U.S. surveillance state. “Philadelphia is the seat of the Liberty Bell [and has] the only museum dedicated to the...

Continue Reading

Black conservative group condemns so-called “knockout game”—and Obama’s silence on it

Whether or not the so-called “knockout game” exists, at least one national group has banded together to both condemn the attacks, taking place in Philadelphia, New York City and elsewhere, and the president’s and political establishment’s handling of it—or, lack thereof. Project 21, a national network of black conservative leaders, publicly condemned...

Continue Reading
Rick Santorum joins growing Republican voices against Syria intervention

Rick Santorum joins growing Republican voices against Syria intervention

"I was for it before I was against it -- seriously!" In an odd turn of events, former Sen. Rick Santorum (D-PA) sent out an email earlier today telling his supporters to oppose military action in Syria—despite being for it last year. “When these atrocities in Syria came to light last year, I advocated for military intervention to take out the Assad...

Continue Reading

Sen. Tartaglione bill would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage

Philadelphia State Sen. Christine Tartaglione recently joined with the Restaurant Opportunities Center to announce plans to introduce a bill which would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. The state senator, who represents the second district, has been one of Harrisburg’s champions of labor and workers’ rights during her tenure in the...

Continue Reading

State Sen. Leach wants to create a Pennsylvania student loan public fund

Over the next few years, as the economy continues its slow uptick, students opting to head off to college will experience some pain in their wallets. And not just because college tuition is skyrocketing. Subsidized Stafford student loan rates recently went up and by the time Congress was able to get to the matter (after months of bickering, infighting and general...

Continue Reading

Obama Calls Not Passing Toomey Gun Bill ‘Unimaginable’

Last week, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced legislation that would increase background checks on commercial gun purchases. The bill was met with subdued fanfare from some, and extreme rage from others, mostly on the far right. And since then, Toomey has run the gauntlet. He and the West Virginia senator have appeared together on several...

Continue Reading

Obama Supporters Still in Campaign Mode at K’NEX Toy Factory

President Obama made landfall in Montgomery County on Friday, bringing his plan to avoid falling off the so-called “fiscal cliff” by extending tax cuts to the middle class. He spoke at the operating facility of K’NEX, a company which manufactures parts for companies like Tinkertoy, K’NEX Building Sets and Angry Birds Building Sets. While there, he told...

Continue Reading
DAILY GRINDER: Philly Smokers on the Decline

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Smokers on the Decline

The city’s rate of people who smoke has dropped 15 percent since 2008. About 40,000 adults have stopped. It’s said to be on the decline because of things like the indoor smoking law (a brainchild of the then-Councilman Nutter); a smoking ban at rec centers and playgrounds; and the “Get Healthy Philly” initiative, which promotes exercise and avoidance...

Continue Reading

DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Thinks GOP Should Not Change Ways

The lede in this CBS story is all you need to know about Gov. Corbett: “Unlike many pundits and even some of his fellow Republicans, Governor Tom Corbett does not believe the GOP must make drastic changes in order to compete in future presidential elections.” Huh? OK, we’ll play along, why not? Well, he says, President Obama began the election season...

Continue Reading
DAILY GRINDER: Philly Evangelical Group Says After Election, U.S. Deserves ‘Destruction’

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Evangelical Group Says After Election, U.S. Deserves ‘Destruction’

There’s an evangelical group based in Philly called Repent America and they’re not happy with the way the elections, or the last four years have turned out. So much so, the group, especially its leader Michael Marcavage, think America deserves — how do I put this lightly? — destruction: “The Godless government gospel is contrary to the will...

Continue Reading

Follow PW

Got a news tip?

If you see something interesting, odd, funny or, of course, illegal, let us know by emailing tips@philadelphiaweekly.com