Bloomberg vs. Trump would mean America has already amused itself to death | Will Bunch

A Trump-Bloomberg race would fulfill a 1980s prophecy that America will amuse itself to death, with cheap entertainment crushing civic discourse.

5 Philly jazz sites besides the Coltrane House that need historical preservation | Opinion

The famed John Coltrane House in Strawberry Mansion was placed on Preservation Pennsylvania’s 2020 roster of “at risk” sites — and it’s not the only piece of Philly’s jazz history that is in danger of disappearing.

5 Philly jazz sites besides the Coltrane House that need historical preservation | Opinion

The famed John Coltrane House in Strawberry Mansion was placed on Preservation Pennsylvania’s 2020 roster of “at risk” sites — and it’s not the only piece of Philly’s jazz history that is in danger of disappearing.

Preserving John Coltrane’s house can help save Philly’s soul | Opinion

If we care about Philadelphia’s future, we must preserve this important part of the city’s past.

Preserving John Coltrane’s house can help save Philly’s soul | Opinion

If we care about Philadelphia’s future, we must preserve this important part of the city’s past.

Gov. Wolf’s move to end horse race subsidy is a good bet | Editorial

Why is the flailing horse race industry being subsidized in Pennsylvania?

Gov. Wolf’s move to end horse race subsidy is a good bet | Editorial

Why is the flailing horse race industry being subsidized in Pennsylvania?
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Retired colonel: ‘Thank you for your service’ movement weaponizes patriotism | Perspective

The TYFYS culture’s specific emphasis on military service fosters an environment where military service members can develop a sense of entitlement—helped by a well-intentioned but overly appreciative public.

Turn Pa. Blue is the monster that Trump has awakened in Pennsylvania | Maria Panaritis

Both are women, moms, Democrats, lawyers and in their 40s. Political neophytes - and ousting Pa. Republicans left and right.

Trump insisted no troops were seriously injured in Iraq, but a Philly vet’s final words show the true cost of war | Helen Ubiñas

Every day, about 20 veterans, active-duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserve, die by their own hands.

Philly touts its low rate of homelessness, but who isn’t counted tells a larger story | Opinion

Support and services for the homeless are decided, in Philly and elsewhere, by a fundamentally flawed system.

A safer future for PES site changes the landscape for Philadelphia | Editorial

Philly City Hall seems willing to flex its muscle to guide the future of the closed PES refinery, which a bankruptcy court judge has agreed should be sold to a Chicago developer.

Political Cartoon: Bloomberg merges left

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

With Trump budget cuts, U.S. would be less equipped to protect Americans here and abroad | Opinion

For the fourth straight year, the Trump Administration has requested drastic cuts to the International Affairs Budget. This is a mistake.

Trump interference in Roger Stone case: A pattern of undermining the rule of law | Trudy Rubin

The president's attacks on prosecutors, judges, witnesses, and rivals undermines an independent judiciary and democratic norms.

U.S. Attorney McSwain compares sanctuary cities to slaveholders. That’s offensive. | Editorial

In a speech about the need for blind obedience to the whatever the law says, McSwain celebrated an activist who broke a law that she found unjust.

Does Philadelphia need a public bank? | Pro/Con

City Councilmember Derek S. Green and the head of the American Bankers Association debate.

Trump’s banana republic: Police state for the poor, free pass for president’s pals and the rich | Will Bunch

It's the injustice, stupid. The bullies of Team Trump fight to crush justice reforms for the poor while the president's pals and the rich get a free pass.

Trump’s embrace of trillion tree plan is good environmental policy | Opinion

Hopefully we can look forward to swathes of beautiful, bold, Trump-branded forests.

Political Cartoons: A moderate win in New Hampshire

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

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