Opinion

The Pledge of Allegiance is a lie in Trump’s America | Solomon Jones

One need only look to Trump’s decision to target NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, the only African American driver participating in the largely white, largely Southern sport.
Opinion

The Pledge of Allegiance is a lie in Trump’s America | Solomon Jones

One need only look to Trump’s decision to target NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, the only African American driver participating in the largely white, largely Southern sport.

Opinion

Pa. grand jury ‘indicts’ fracking. Now what? | Will Bunch Newsletter

A long overdue grand jury exposes the truth about fracking, but will anything come of it?
Opinion

Pa. grand jury ‘indicts’ fracking. Now what? | Will Bunch Newsletter

A long overdue grand jury exposes the truth about fracking, but will anything come of it?

Column

Banks and the virus: 20,000+ branches to shut, office space cut, Citizens rebuilds after looting

The shutdown is accelerating social and economic change. Or is that only what cost-cutters hope?
Column

Banks and the virus: 20,000+ branches to shut, office space cut, Citizens rebuilds after looting

The shutdown is accelerating social and economic change. Or is that only what cost-cutters hope?
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Virus slowdown: More truckers back at work, as imports replace U.S. products

Trucking firms, a super-sensitive barometer of the economy, are coming back. Gingerly.

Opinion

I can’t stop thinking about the beauty of Elijah McClain, and the banal evil of the cops who killed him | Will Bunch

The killing of the violin-playing introvert by three Aurora, Colo., cops shows why we must end American policing as we know it.

Opinion

In this sink-or-swim COVID year, the Nile Swim Club wages a heroic summer effort | Maria Panaritis

The nation's first Black-owned swim club, in Yeadon, Pa., is open despite the coronavirus. It's a hero story in an otherwise tough, tough year.

Column

Congress acts to protect the Philly region’s defense plants, giving Lockheed Martin and Boeing a boost

The new defense authorization bill includes $136 million for five more Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter upgrades at the company’s Ridley Park factory, which employs 4,600, making it the Philadelphia area’s largest industrial employer.

Opinion

Teens from these elite Philly schools were trading sexist, racist texts. Their parents need to do better. | Jenice Armstrong

We teach our children by our actions and the choices we make about where we live, the people with whom we socialize, the movies and books we choose and where we send our kids to school. It’s not as simple that Mommy said the n-word and now junior thinks it’s okay to also disparage African Americans.

Opinion

Trump puts Americans last on July 4th | Trudy Rubin

Independence Day holiday is a time to pull the country together, not divide over about base names, statues, masks, and support for Russia.

Opinion

There will be no reckoning on race with clueless leaders in charge | Helen Ubiñas

Nothing will meaningfully or systematically change inside any police department, corporation, newsroom — anywhere — if people as willfully ignorant as Capt. William Fisher are in leadership positions.

Opinion

Trump doesn’t know how to run against Joe Biden, a Democrat who is not ‘a nasty woman’ | Will Bunch

Maybe the reason a flailing Trump don't know how to beat Joe Biden is because his 2016 victory was fueled by woman hatred.

Opinion

The strangeness of having a checkup during a pandemic. | Maria Panaritis

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions unveils an odd, new, cautious new world order in the realm of doctor and dentist visits.

Column

A scandal ‘so big it’s hard to believe’: Pa. Wirecard unit ‘invented virtual payments,' now For Sale

After $2 billion went missing and its CEO was arrested, Wirecard is selling its prepaid-card unit, whose Philly founders hit it rich when they sold to Citi on the eve of the last recession

Opinion

Japan crushed COVID-19 by masking while Trump mocks masks | Trudy Rubin

A masking culture is not unique to Japan. The United States masked widely to fight the 1918 flu.

Opinion

What if the feds sent you $1,200 every month? | Will Bunch Newsletter

That $1,200 check was a big boost. Did it make Andrew Yang’s case for UBI? I asked him.

Opinion

Dear Philly: Let’s not become the next Florida. Wear a mask or stay at home this July 4th | Jenice Armstrong

We need to keep our guard up. Daily case counts in this city are no longer dropping. Philadelphia has added at least 300 new coronavirus cases since Friday.

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