Here’s how Philly could invest the $1.1 billion it offered Amazon | Editorial

The City was willing to spend $1.1 billion on Amazon. Wouldn't we get strong returns if we invest that in altering the poverty rate?

The view from China: Will Trump and Xi avoid a new Cold War? | Trudy Rubin

Trump thinks tariffs can bludgeon China to open its markets, and Xi thinks he can tough it out like his idol Mao Zedong.

The view from China: Will Trump and Xi avoid a new Cold War? | Trudy Rubin

Trump thinks tariffs can bludgeon China to open its markets, and Xi thinks he can tough it out like his idol Mao Zedong.

Pharmacists are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. So why don’t more fight? | Mike Newall

As the old adage goes, if you've let something go long enough that Philadelphia City Council starts to notice, something has gone terribly wrong. And that's how it is with Narcan.

Pharmacists are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. So why don’t more fight? | Mike Newall

As the old adage goes, if you've let something go long enough that Philadelphia City Council starts to notice, something has gone terribly wrong. And that's how it is with Narcan.

Money in politics might seem distasteful, but the First Amendment protects it | Opinion

When it comes to campaign spending, we should leave the First Amendment alone.

Money in politics might seem distasteful, but the First Amendment protects it | Opinion

When it comes to campaign spending, we should leave the First Amendment alone.
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America needs a 28th Amendment for more liberty, more representation and better government | Opinion

The proposed amendment would nullify Supreme Court decisions that protected unlimited spending by corporations, unions and individuals to influence elections.

The French president is wrong, there’s nothing wrong with populist nationalism, American-style | Marc Thiessen

President Macron is wrong to dismiss American nationalism.

Chicken Bone Beach is a reminder of how people find joy even in hard times | Jenice Armstrong

Since blacks weren't permitted to dine in restaurants, they would bring fried chicken, which wouldn't spoil quickly, to the beach. Workers had the task of picking up the discarded bones. They're the ones who nicknamed the area Chicken Bone Beach.

Doctors, you are in your lane on gun violence. Keep driving it home. |Editorial

If gun violence was any other public health crisis, the government would marshal its forces to find causes and treatments.

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Daily takes from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

Drexel president: Losing Amazon HQ2 underscores where Philly falls short | Opinion

The same collective urgency brought to the Amazon pitch should be used to tackle the region's challenges.

A year after SRC abolished itself, Philly’s new school board is moving forward | Opinion

School board president: If we work together, we can give every child in Philadelphia access to the high-quality education that they deserve.

I violated Pa. election law — and I’m not ashamed | Michael Smerconish

I'd welcome being a test case to force the state legislature to fix our suppressive laws.

This is my lane: Philly doctor on why advocating against gun violence is part of the job | Perspective

Visiting my once healthy, happy patients in the ICU after their lives were altered or ended by a stray bullet is my lane.

If Philadelphia wants to protect kids from lead, it should join lawsuits against paint companies | Opinion

The only way Philly can get rid of lead paint is to sue the manufacturers who sold it.

Gerry Lenfest, Philly’s greatest philanthropist of all time | Opinion

On National Philanthropy Day, honor Gerry Lenfest by finding a way to think bigger, do better, and give more.

Public corruption: In Philly, it’s déjà vu all over again | Editorial

Desiree Peterkin Bell, who faces jail time if convicted, didn't set up the Mayor's Fund. She abused it.

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