Opinion

Absolute pardon power for a corrupt narcissist like Trump was a giant goof. How can we fix it? | Will Bunch

The Founders saw pardons as a tool of mercy, not a get-out-of-jail-free card for a president's friends and family. Can we fixed what Trump has broken?
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Absolute pardon power for a corrupt narcissist like Trump was a giant goof. How can we fix it? | Will Bunch

The Founders saw pardons as a tool of mercy, not a get-out-of-jail-free card for a president's friends and family. Can we fixed what Trump has broken?

Opinion

We could all use a little inspiration. Here’s some from a Philadelphia mother of nine. | Helen Ubiñas

Inspiration can be hard to come by these endless Zoom-filled days. So, here’s a little from a Philly mom who was honored with the 2020 Inspiration Award from JEVS Human Services.
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We could all use a little inspiration. Here’s some from a Philadelphia mother of nine. | Helen Ubiñas

Inspiration can be hard to come by these endless Zoom-filled days. So, here’s a little from a Philly mom who was honored with the 2020 Inspiration Award from JEVS Human Services.

Opinion

Obama is right: Slogans like ‘defund the police’ are off-putting. But that doesn’t negate the need for reform. | Jenice Armstrong

The slogan scares people. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need to rethink policing. Maybe we do need to allocate fewer taxpayer dollars to law enforcement and provide more for mental health services.
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Obama is right: Slogans like ‘defund the police’ are off-putting. But that doesn’t negate the need for reform. | Jenice Armstrong

The slogan scares people. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need to rethink policing. Maybe we do need to allocate fewer taxpayer dollars to law enforcement and provide more for mental health services.
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Victory for U.S. democracy: Courts serve law, not a president’s will | Trudy Rubin

As autocrats threaten judicial independence around the world, and Trump tries here, the U.S. judiciary remains independent.

Column

Debate over International House highlights what’s wrong with preservation in Philly: Everything is negotiable | Inga Saffron

If a proposed addition is approved, all that would be left is a partial view of the Brutalist building’s facade — the equivalent of someone being buried up to their chest in beach sand.

Column

Digital pathology: Proscia raises $23 million for cancer diagnosis tech; AdaptHealth in $2 billion deal

California venture capitalists lead investment in Center City automation and AI developer

Opinion

Could a coup plotter become Pa. governor?

State senator wages war on democracy, carries COVID to the White House, and becomes a ‘22 frontrunner.

Column

Chinese-American firm repays county $3 million for a stock exchange that failed to bring promised jobs

The promised jobs didn't materialize. And the elected county executive stuck to the original terms of the deal, and got the money his predecessor lent back, on schedule, with interest.

Opinion

From Terre Haute to Tehran to your grandma, Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end | Will Bunch

Executions, assassinations, ignoring the coronavirus: Why do Trump's final days resemble a montage from The Godfather movies?

Opinion

A ShopRite gift that ‘almost brings tears to my eyes’ | Maria Panaritis

The historic Nile Swim Club gets new basketball courts with a $30,000 donation. Jeff Brown and Anthony Patterson are exemplars for us all.

Column

Northeast Philly business owners go from ‘couch commandos’ to forming security patrols after looting in May and October

How immigrant small-business owners and supporters in one Philadelphia neighborhood reacted after attacks following protests showed city police were "stretched too thin."

Opinion

As new White House leadership takes shape, much to give thanks for | Trudy Rubin

Facts, science, professionalism, diversity, and empathy will soon enter the White House.

Opinion

A sweet, surprise visit reminds me there’s a lot to be thankful for | Helen Ubiñas

This Thanksgiving season, there is a lot to be thankful for.

Opinion

The life and death of a bogus political narrative, by the numbers | The Angry Grammarian

Tracking the rise and fall of people's interest in the word "acuity" in relation to Joe Biden.

Opinion

Biden’s Cabinet is ‘delightfully boring.’ Can reality-TV-addled America deal with it? | Will Bunch

America is seeing the start of something it's not used to: A White House that's experienced, qualified ... and boring. Could Biden's ploy work?

Opinion

Local gyms will need help to survive shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic | Jenice Armstrong

I’m not saying that gyms should be reopened during a pandemic. But fitness facilities shouldn’t be left to struggle on their own.

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