Opinion

I can’t stop thinking about the little girl behind Trump and the hate she’s being taught | Will Bunch

In front of national TV cameras, with the 45th president of the United States as maestro, we witnessed the exact moment that the raging rabble of a Donald Trump rally has taught a child how to hate.

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TV picks: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ and more

What's new or noteworthy on television for the week of July 21.
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TV picks: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ and more

What's new or noteworthy on television for the week of July 21.

Opinion

On Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary, an astronaut and a farmer meet on a Pa. cornfield of dreams | Maria Panaritis

I was on the same dirt as a 56-year-old former Space Shuttle astronaut and a 64-year-old farmer. Imagining the world beyond our world. When you dream like this, the things that divide can melt into the horizon of the vast unknown.
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On Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary, an astronaut and a farmer meet on a Pa. cornfield of dreams | Maria Panaritis

I was on the same dirt as a 56-year-old former Space Shuttle astronaut and a 64-year-old farmer. Imagining the world beyond our world. When you dream like this, the things that divide can melt into the horizon of the vast unknown.

Opinion

A free press can never be taken for granted, even under democratic rule | Trudy Rubin

While autocracies repress journalists, some democracies curb press independence — and White House legitimizes conspiracy theorists at social media summit.
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A free press can never be taken for granted, even under democratic rule | Trudy Rubin

While autocracies repress journalists, some democracies curb press independence — and White House legitimizes conspiracy theorists at social media summit.
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The NotesFromHel Squad Strikes Again | Helen Ubiñas

“I thought I had to act upon it because I felt badly for him,” Zach said when I called him at his Penn Valley home this week.

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Lead reporter on Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse story left home at 16 and knows how hard it is for girls living on their own | Jenice Armstrong

“I know how hard it is to make your way when you’re 16. These girls were almost homeless at 13, 14, 15. And I guess I could understand how you could get in that difficult situation," said Julie K. Brown, the Miami Herald reporter who reexamined the Epstein case.

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For 300 years, Philly’s ‘founding fish’ has been missing from the Brandywine. Meet the folks trying to bring it back | Mike Newall

An unassuming fish trapped in the hinterlands of Delaware is a symbol of the natural beauty of our region – and what we’ve done to it, and what we can do to restore it.

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Firing Leana Wen a reminder of Planned Parenthood’s true mission | Christine Flowers

I’m glad that Planned Parenthood made this move, because it underscores something I have always known: that the organization doesn’t actually focus on women’s health.

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Only Pa. Legislature could have a ‘Climate Caucus’ that wants 20 more years of fracking | Will Bunch

With global warming setting new records, even Pa. lawmakers in a so-called 'Climate Caucus" still want to lock in fossil fuels.

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Can heritage retail like Hoa Binh Plaza withstand the tidal force of Philadelphia’s housing boom? | Inga Saffron

As much as Philadelphia needs to refresh and expand its housing stock, it also needs the jobs, culture, and social networks that independent heritage businesses like Washington Avenue’s Hoa Binh Plaza provide.

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Women for Trump is a new army in a country divided by anger. And Pa. is primed for battle. | Maria Panaritis

While gamblers upstairs smoked and shot craps, God-fearing women downstairs were supercharged.

Opinion

In the absence of a group for paralyzed gunshot survivors, they started their own | Helen Ubiñas

“I ain’t got no friends,” one man confided. “You have new friends here,” assured another survivor.

Opinion

Meet the young Jews chanting ‘Never again!’ and blocking streets to shut down Trump’s camps | Will Bunch

The Never Against Action network is taking the lessons of the Holocaust to America's human-rights fiasco on the border.

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After a decade in Montco, this Irish father of three could be deported by ICE | Christine Flowers

His wife: "Keith doesn’t deserve to be separated from us, and our kids don’t deserve to lose their father. He is not a criminal."

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An old firehouse, not tax breaks, brought this company to Camden | Inga Saffron

An international architecture firm is now the steward of a historic firehouse in the city's Cooper Grant neighborhood.

Opinion

Netroots Nation was the day Elizabeth Warren became president of the American left | Will Bunch

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's speech Saturday in Philly felt more like a coronation for the activist left.

Opinion

A Philly mother’s searing memoir on her daughter’s overdose condemns the treatment system that failed her | Mike Newall

Elise Schiller's story is heartrending depiction of a family’s loss and a daughter’s struggle. It's also an indictment of the drug treatment system that compounded it.

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