Opinion

Red tape & sweetheart deals: Time to fix the Land Bank | Editorial

The Land Bank was supposed to streamline selling the city's abandoned properties. It hasn't.

Tax returns might help clear some of Trump’s legal clouds | Editorial

Congress must do its duty and examine Trump's tax returns

Tax returns might help clear some of Trump’s legal clouds | Editorial

Congress must do its duty and examine Trump's tax returns

We’re not hearing the full truth on city’s financial deals | Editorial

The shift in plans for the new police headquarters cost a lot more than we've been told.

We’re not hearing the full truth on city’s financial deals | Editorial

The shift in plans for the new police headquarters cost a lot more than we've been told.

Did the Johnny Bobbitt scam ruin charitable giving for everyone? | Editorial

GoFundMe is a good tool to have in the tooklkit, but there are many other ways to do good and have impact — and many of those opportunities are not far from our own front doors.

Did the Johnny Bobbitt scam ruin charitable giving for everyone? | Editorial

GoFundMe is a good tool to have in the tooklkit, but there are many other ways to do good and have impact — and many of those opportunities are not far from our own front doors.
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How many more convictions before things change in Pa.? | Editorial

Ken Smukler's trial will be remembered for being a window into the sleazy way machine politics are too often conducted in Philly.

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Congress must fix our decaying national parks | Editorial

The national parks contain infrastructure that’s over 100 years old, which can cause problems at a time when visitation is skyrocketing.

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A new word for ‘shameful’: Probations in Harrisburg, Traffic Court sting | Editorial

Vanessa Lowery Brown apparently is feeling so good about her lack of jail time that she has planned a celebration party, according to Inquirer columnist Jenice Armstrong, and has so far refused to step down from office.

Hey, Pa., take notes. N.J. poised to raise minimum wage | Editorial

It is unconscionable that Pennsylvania's legislature — which held only 47 voting days in Harrisburg this year — won't provide real economic stimulus in Pennsylvania.

Second casino a bad bet for a city struggling with poverty | Editorial

The addition of a couple hundred casino jobs in a city of 1.5 million is not worth the hundreds of millions of dollars in wealth that will be stripped from customers annually.

N.J. pols should let voters pick their own representatives | Editorial

Fundamentally, redistricting shouldn't even be about which political faction has the most power. Letting politicians control the process is like letting children lock the adults out of a candy store.

Free parking during holidays? Philly should go in the opposite direction | Editorial

With congestion and environmental stresses increasingly problematic, Philly should find ways to discourage more cars on the city's streets.

Climate change is real and it’s going to cost us billions | Editorial

President Trump announced that he doesn't believe his own administration's report. "You can say 'I don't believe in gravity.' But if you step off the cliff, you are going down," one climate scientist told CNN.

It’s time to end Philly’s archaic Councilmanic prerogative land deals for good | Editorial

The lack of oversight is abysmal and that fact raises very legitimate questions about whether it is deliberate.

Big wins for gun control — but can we maintain the momentum? | Editorial

Informed and energized voters — combined with candidates not afraid to take on the NRA — made a difference this year.

Why is it OK there are so many hungry among us? | Editorial

Congress and other lawmakers continually work on ways to make it harder for people in need to get food – establishing new restrictions for food stamps, like time limits and stringent work requirements.

What’s in store for retail workers this holiday | Editorial

During the holiday season retail workers work long hours in a stressful environment, only to see their weekly work hours — and salaries — drop after the new year.

Spike in homicides to over 300 is a wakeup call for police and Mayor | Editorial

The homicide numbers fluctuate but the steady drumbeat of gunshots, hitting two children on Halloween or four people just before Thanksgiving, doesn't. It traps residents in fear, turning their homes into prisons.

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