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In tribute: a meditation on the late, great E. Steven Collins

E. was a Philly staple, having spent much of his professional life delivering news and opinions for radio audiences hungry to make sense of the controversies that engulfed the world.

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Q&A: “Dirty Wars” Author Jeremy Scahill

Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation, thinks the Obama administration’s foreign policy is actually worse than that of his predecessor, President George W. Bush.

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6 Memorable Tweets About Women’s Reproductive Rights

Let’s face it—the last year has been hell for women. The fight to keep reproductive choice intact was fiercer than ever before. It’s a mess, to put it mildly. But what do locals have to say about it? PW rounded up the six most memorable tweets from 2012 to give you an idea.

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PW’s Quick & Easy Voters Guide for Tuesday, Nov. 6

You do not need identification to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We repeat: You do not need identification to vote.

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Stalking Mitt Romney, Part IV: Why Some Philly Blacks Respectfully Disagree with President Obama

There’s a large contingent of black Republicans in Philadelphia who support Mitt Romney. And before you stop reading, know this: They’re not crazy.

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Drexel Launches Blog Dedicated to Sports and the LGBT Community

Drexel professor Ellen Staurowsky had long been thinking about the various issues the LGBT community faces in sports. And when she attended a couple recent conferences with other scholars and athletes, she realized she wasn’t the only one with concerns about the challenges associated with coming out.

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Councilman Kenney to Feds: Stop Chasing Down Undocumented Immigrants

Who would have expected that last week’s Restaurant Industry Summit would give Councilman Jim Kenney a chance to get fired up about the immigration policies of Philadelphia, of Pennsylvania, and of the United States of America?

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10 Takeaways From Philly’s Urban Youth

A group of boys compile their thoughts and feelings on life in Philadelphia in “Listen to Our Voices,” a collection of stories by Philly’s urban youth.

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Election 2012: Stalking Mitt Romney, Part III

The debates have stimulated Romney’s Pennsylvania poll numbers. That doesn’t mean his ground campaign is following suit.

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Election 2012: Stalking Mitt Romney, Part II

As we now know, Romney was declared the winner of the debate by, who else, the pundit class. We also know that the Republican repeated several falsehoods, changed his previous positions, accused Obama and his running mate of making myriad bad decisions, and was never called out by the president for any of it. But that didn’t matter.

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