Opinion

This 80-year-old reader touched my heart | John Baer

A Philly native, former teacher and retired real estate broker left me a voicemail message very worthy of sharing.

Opinion

Phase 2 of Trump’s American autocracy has arrived, and it’s as bad as your worst fears | Will Bunch

News on U.S. concentration camps, Iran, and the president's past assaults seem like a Rubicon. Why will no one cross it?
Opinion

Phase 2 of Trump’s American autocracy has arrived, and it’s as bad as your worst fears | Will Bunch

News on U.S. concentration camps, Iran, and the president's past assaults seem like a Rubicon. Why will no one cross it?

Recession risks are uncomfortably rising as faith in the economy wanes

President Trump’s trade war is creating an increasing amount of angst, as it clearly could go very wrong.

Recession risks are uncomfortably rising as faith in the economy wanes

President Trump’s trade war is creating an increasing amount of angst, as it clearly could go very wrong.
Opinion

At a royal celebration of the ‘king of instruments’ in South Jersey, the pipe organ will reign

Several hundred organists and organ enthusiasts are expected at a regional conference of the American Guild of Organists that will be held for the first time in South Jersey beginning June 30. Organizers say the area is home to many talented players and fine examples of these mighty instruments.
Opinion

At a royal celebration of the ‘king of instruments’ in South Jersey, the pipe organ will reign

Several hundred organists and organ enthusiasts are expected at a regional conference of the American Guild of Organists that will be held for the first time in South Jersey beginning June 30. Organizers say the area is home to many talented players and fine examples of these mighty instruments.
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Tracey Gordon is my newest shero and quite possibly Philly’s next register of wills | Jenice Armstrong

Unless an independent candidate emerges, Gordon is the presumed winner and will be Philly’s next Register of Wills. She would be the first African American and the first female in the post.

Opinion

Trump’s Iran stand down shows the total incoherence of his policy | Trudy Rubin

Maximum pressure on Iran with no clear goals or diplomacy will drag US into a war.

Opinion

Google is the biggest snoop of all on your computer or cell phone

Web’s biggest snoop of all is Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software.

Opinion

REAL ID column uncovers more problems in Pa. | Stu Bykofsky

Marriage certificates can be a tripwire for women applying for Real ID.

Opinion

Democrats disrespect Joe Biden by not appreciating his past | Christine Flowers

Biden's comments about civility echo his commitment to reaching across the aisle and nothing more.

Opinion

Did Russian hackers make 2016 NC voters disappear? Why won’t we stop this for 2020? | Will Bunch

Were 2016's long Election Day lines in Durham, N.C., caused by Russian hackers? Why won't Mitch McConnell pass election security?

Column

Schuylkill Yards’ first project: Turning a parking lot into a park | Inga Saffron

The grounds are a nice place for a stroll, but a corporate mission clearly informed the design.

Opinion

Investigating shootings in Northwest Philly: ‘Two guys who shouldn’t have brought guns to a fistfight’ | Mike Newall

The Northwest Police Division — stretching from Lehigh Avenue to North Philly to Chestnut Hill — has the highest shooting rate of any division in the city.

Opinion

Paralyzed gunshot survivors move closer to getting the support they need

Who knows what will come from the meeting next month? Maybe the survivors will continue to meet in person, maybe they’ll find it easier to connect online. Whatever they decide, this should be a group by them and for them.

Opinion

General Assistance issue is a test for Gov. Wolf | John Baer

As the state legislature pushes to end cash assistance serving thousands of Philadelphia's most vulnerable citizens, Gov. Wolf is being urged by fellow Democrats to save the program.

Column

Pa. state pension system trims its investment expectations

The state pension fund adopted some changes proposed last year by a pension reform commission.

Opinion

Drivers beware: Parking tickets are getting more expensive in Philly

The increase in bad parking behavior leads to more traffic congestion and that will be fought by higher fines

Opinion

Tis the season I (sorta) feel sorry for many Philly lawmakers | John Baer

Those representing Philadelphia in Harrisburg are feeling frustration once again as the legislature works toward resolution of the annual state budget.

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