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U.S. Senator Bob Casey speaks at a gathering at the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia on Jan. 14, highlighting the impact of the government shutdown on those who are experiencing food insecurity. Photo: Jonathan Gonzalez / Digital Media Associate, Philabundance. 
Nigel Thompson

PA and Philadelphia leaders gathered on Monday to denounce the record-breaking government shutdown and its effects on vital programs like SNAP, which is now seeing an influx of unpaid federal workers.

[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

Bajo un manto de dudas

 05/16/2017 - 14:56
A poco menos de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente Donald Trump enfrenta una tormenta política sin precendentes en los últimos años. Foto: EFE.

La abrupta despedida del director del FBI y las acusaciones de haber compartido información clasificada al gobierno ruso, generaron un huracán político que pone a prueba la aparente invulnerabilidad del presidente Trump. ¿Podrá el mandatario reponerse de una crisis autoinfligida? 

[OP-ED]: Will DA candidate promises bring real justice?

 05/12/2017 - 17:20
Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto

Candidates seeking a victory in the May 16, 2017 primary election for District Attorney in Philadelphia have spent months making big promises to initiate reforms and ‘restore integrity’ to that post now polluted by the presence of current DA Seth Williams who is facing a federal trial for a slew of corruption charges.

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