The ultra-conservatives from the Republicans’ Tea Party wing. The ultra-liberals from the Democrats’ Occupy (Name Your City) movement. The (shamefully small number of) dedicated citizens who got off their butts and did their duty at the polls yesterday.
Go with gold in honor of the children
Four angry men. The Courageous Quartet. Two Republicans, two Democrats. Bobby Henon, Joe McColgan, Bill Rubin and Al Taubenberger.
Dear Mayor Nutter and City Council,
Restitution shouldn’t let thieves off the hook
Sadly, half of the quartet running for City Council in Northeast Philly’s contested district races have a problem with morals.
There’s strength in unity of the unemployed
A price was put on justice last week, and the city should make sure the bill is paid quickly.
Know people before you condemn them
Few can argue that racism in Philadelphia has been extinguished. It exists in government, in the form of government contracts reserved for minorities. It exists in the hearts of many people in many neighborhoods. It exists in the subconscious of people. It was part and parcel of a few mayors — Frank “Vote White” Rizzo and John “The brothers and sisters are running the city” Street.