Mayor Jim Kenney’s pocket vetoes block relief for Philadelphians who need it most | Editorial

Mayor Kenney's pocket vetoed an assortment of City Council measures, including two that would give tax breaks to some of the city's poorest residents. It seems even these measures raise budgetary concerns — even in a year that saw the city's real estate boom continue.

The quintessential progressive idea that could revitalize the American middle class | Opinion

This decline in union membership, which mirrors the rest of the countries’ drop, is one of the many reasons wages have stagnated, and why the top one percent of Americans could soon hold more wealth than the entire middle class.

The quintessential progressive idea that could revitalize the American middle class | Opinion

This decline in union membership, which mirrors the rest of the countries’ drop, is one of the many reasons wages have stagnated, and why the top one percent of Americans could soon hold more wealth than the entire middle class.

The folks who lied about Iraq and Afghanistan are lying about Iran. We must stop a new war. | Will Bunch

Instead of feeling more safe with Qassem Soleimani dead, Americans are wracked with anxiety amid the uncertainty that Iran’s response could be a cyberattack, an assault on our far-too-many troops stationed overseas, or even terrorism at home or in Europe.

The folks who lied about Iraq and Afghanistan are lying about Iran. We must stop a new war. | Will Bunch

Instead of feeling more safe with Qassem Soleimani dead, Americans are wracked with anxiety amid the uncertainty that Iran’s response could be a cyberattack, an assault on our far-too-many troops stationed overseas, or even terrorism at home or in Europe.

Common Core school standards keep failing, but they don’t have to | Opinion

Why are children in the U.S. still not learning how to read well?

Common Core school standards keep failing, but they don’t have to | Opinion

Why are children in the U.S. still not learning how to read well?
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Political Cartoon: Philly Mummers hang on to blackface

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

2020′s editorials will have a new ingredient: Your input | Editorial

What did the editorial board write about most in 2019 — and what will 2020 bring?

Pa. Turnpike toll hikes are pitting Philly suburban commuters against the state. End this now. | Maria Panaritis

America’s first so-called “superhighway” is raising tolls for the 12th year in a row on Sunday (6 percent). If you’re ready to scream, you’re in good company.

After Qassem Soleimani’s killing, how does this Iran war end? | Trudy Rubin

The killing of Qassem Soleimani has started a war with Tehran without clear goals or strategy to cope with Iran's revenge.

The Mummers parade is redeemable | Opinion

The parade is behind the times in diversity, no question. But it's still Philadelphia’s biggest and best people’s parade.

The differences between Oakland and Philly might be eye-opening for our new police commissioner | Mike Newall

And as an outsider, Danielle Outlaw is free from the bureaucracy and favoritism that can sink a homegrown commissioner. But it’s hard to envy someone coming from the West Coast into a place like Philly, with our numbing level of violence — and the poverty and inequality that shapes that violence.

A friendly neighborhood fix for food waste in Philly and beyond | Opinion

Americans are estimated to waste a quarter of their food. What about giving that unwanted ice cream to a neighbor instead of throwing it out?

Antiracist solidarity, not political exploitation, is the way to end the surge of anti-Semitic attacks | Opinion

Anti-Semitic attacks have long been exploited to promote injustice. Instead of making Jews safer, it produces more harm.

The Eagles fan cruise: Slam picklebacks, stay hydrated | Satire

Indulge in a relaxing voyage where Mikey from Northeast Philly will spell E-A-G-L-E-S in your ear for six straight days.

In 2019, thousands of Pa. workers lost their jobs with little notice. Our lawmakers can fix that. | Opinion

Union president strongly urges lawmakers to consider passing legislation to enact a state-level WARN Act to protect hard working Pennsylvanians.

I am proof that children shouldn’t be prosecuted in adult court | Opinion

I often wondered: Why doesn’t anyone care that I’m a kid held in an adult jail? Why is my bail set at $520,000, which is so much higher than it would be for an adult accused of the same actions and far more than my family can afford?

Political Cartoon: Fireworks for Philadelphia’s new police commissioner

Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

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