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Philly can become less anti-business by looking at the courts | Opinion

Philadelphia earned its unenviable title as the No. 1 “Judicial Hellhole” by swinging its doors open for trial lawyers to sue, not being "open" to businesses.

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Should the next U.S. president ban fracking? | Pro/Con

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor debates an environmental activist on a key issue for the state.
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Should the next U.S. president ban fracking? | Pro/Con

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor debates an environmental activist on a key issue for the state.

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Zoning regulations are integral to Philly’s future, even if bad actors sometimes take advantage | Opinion

While some argue that doing away with zoning regulations would limit councilmanic prerogative in Philly, the truth is that people prone to corruption will probably find themselves in hot water one way or another.
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Zoning regulations are integral to Philly’s future, even if bad actors sometimes take advantage | Opinion

While some argue that doing away with zoning regulations would limit councilmanic prerogative in Philly, the truth is that people prone to corruption will probably find themselves in hot water one way or another.

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Pope Francis has wrong ideas on economic reform | Opinion

Speaking to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences this month, the pope opened with a half-truth: “The world is rich and yet the poor increase around us.”
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Pope Francis has wrong ideas on economic reform | Opinion

Speaking to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences this month, the pope opened with a half-truth: “The world is rich and yet the poor increase around us.”
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The grammar of ‘evacuation’ and how to make sure you’re not accidentally referring to 💩 | The Angry Grammarian

Why it matters how we talk about coronavirus and the passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise.

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Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy filing may block justice for sex abuse victims | Opinion

Bankruptcy is all about saving institutions, not exposing the truth or protecting victims.

Immigrant trust directive prioritizes dignity for all New Jerseyans. Let’s keep it that way | Opinion

The directive draws a distinct line between the roles of local law enforcement and federal immigration officers.

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Have we eliminated personal responsibility along with library fines in Philadelphia? | Opinion

With the unabashed support of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Free Library ended the policy of charging fines for overdue books on Valentine’s Day.

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The Academy of Music Anniversary Concert hiatus spells the end of tradition | Opinion

Philadelphia faces a crisis of keeping young people invested in the city's history.

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How Philly Democrats will get out the vote in 2020 | Opinion

Democratic City Committee Chairman Bob Brady writes on his efforts.

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Career and technical education keeps America’s economy strong | Opinion

Accreditation is one way to make sure Pennsylvania's career and technical schools are giving students a quality education.

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Barnes & Noble’s botched black history efforts make a mockery of true efforts toward inclusion | Opinion

Barnes & Noble has canceled its Black History Month plans to re-release classic novels with cover art depicting characters as people of color, following online criticism.

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More Philly campuses need collegiate recovery programs | Opinion

Collegiate recovery programs — like this one at Ohio State University — have become increasingly common across the country.

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Pundits say Democrats who want to ban fracking can’t win Pa. Here’s why they’re wrong. | Opinion

A recent Franklin & Marshall poll found that more Pennsylvania voters actually support a fracking ban than oppose the idea.

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Councilmanic prerogative is Philadelphia’s invitation to corruption | Opinion

The federal indictment of Second District Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson reveals the temptation that this system causes.

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A Bloomberg vs. Trump election 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.

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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.

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