Education spending in Philadelphia

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Study says more money hasn’t helped Philadelphia schools Martha Woodall, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:07 AM The day after state legislators canceled a vote on a cigarette tax to benefit Philadelphia schools, a Harrisburg think tank released a report that said the additional money the …

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Democrisy: Attorney General Kathleen Kane caught lying (again)

Kathleen Kane won the election to become Attorney General in Pennsylvania, basing much of her campaign on a promise to investigate whether political connections dragged out the Commonwealth’s investigation and charging of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child sexual abuse charges. Mrs Kane cast herself as a fearless crusader against political …

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Economics 101: If you don’t have the money, then you don’t have the money!

Philadelphia is a union town, no doubt about that. The various labor unions control most construction in the city, and virtually all of the city government is unionized. But the unions aren’t very happy right now. At the annual Labor Day parade yesterday, held in the rain, the unions expressed their dissatisfaction with Mayor Michael …

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Where is the Rev Al Sharpton when we need him?

Perhaps the Reverend Al Sharpton thinks that his work in Philadelphia is done. After all, in 2012, the percentage of murder victims in Philadelphia who were black dropped from 85.2% to 79.8% of the total from the previous year. Of course, there were still 264 young blacks, the vast majority of whom were younger black …

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Getting what they voted for

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Council passes new AVI tax rate It also voted to add a $2-a-pack cigarette tax but needs approval from the state to levy it. Troy Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 3:01 AM After more than two years of sometimes caustic debate over Mayor Nutter’s property-tax …

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Gun control works!

From the City of Brotherly Love: Cops: Woman shoots 17-year-old who broke into house, tried to stab her Sunday, November 25, 2012 A 17-year-old learned the hard way that breaking into houses is a pretty bad idea after police say a woman he attempted to stab during a home-invasion in Northeast Philadelphia shot him early …

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Ahhh, those honest Philadelphia Democrats!

there it was, on the front page of this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer: Report: The Fix Is In at Traffic Court Craig R. McCoy and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:34 AM An investigative report on Philadelphia Traffic Court portrays it as a place where ticket-fixing is rampant, with “two tracks …

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Why Officer Moses Walker is dead

Five years ago, your Editor wrote an article, on the old site, Why Officer Charles Cassidy is dead. That article noted that the then-alleged, and subsequently convicted, killer of Philadelphia Police Officer Charles Cassidy had already been arrested several times, and was treated leniently: Unfortunately, in the City of Brotherly Love, Mayor John Street’s administration, …

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