The Progressive Allergy to Solutions

The Progressive Allergy to Solutions

Two weeks ago, we delved into how state House Dems politically miscalculated by seeming to reject a bipartisan budget deal that would have funded public schools at a historic rate while, at the same time, providing $100 million for private school vouchers. Hello,...
Penn under pressure to fire law professor over anti-Asian comments

Penn under pressure to fire law professor over anti-Asian comments

Pressure is building on the University of Pennsylvania to take disciplinary action against law professor Amy Wax for saying the U.S. is “better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.” Driving the news: State Sen. Anthony Williams joined other...
Amy Wax’s term at Penn Law should be scrapped, lawmakers say

Amy Wax’s term at Penn Law should be scrapped, lawmakers say

Philadelphia-area lawmakers and advocates joined a growing chorus on Thursday condemning the latest racist statements made by University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax, calling for the school to revoke Wax’s tenure and an investigation into her employment....
GOP senator’s plan to issue election subpoenas ‘stopped’

GOP senator’s plan to issue election subpoenas ‘stopped’

HARRISBURG – A backer of former President Donald Trump’s effort to carry out an Arizona-style “forensic investigation” of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential election suggested Thursday that fellow Republicans in the state Senate are blocking his...
Amazon says its Southwest Philly warehouse will open in October. It’s one of two projects pushing development in the area.

NYC’s primary should inspire Philly to change our votes | Opinion

New York City has become the first major American city to complete a primary election through ranked choice voting. This alone is a historic win for the Black, brown and marginalized people of New York City. The candidates who received 50% of the vote in this primary...
Amazon says its Southwest Philly warehouse will open in October. It’s one of two projects pushing development in the area.

Pa. lawmakers urge sweeping reform after Delco youth facility closure

Just over a week after Delaware County’s president judge emptied the county’s youth detention center in Lima, state and local officials called for dismantling a juvenile-justice system where they said abuse is endemic. “How many times does this have to happen before...
Fight over close race mars first day for Pennsylvania Senate

Fight over close race mars first day for Pennsylvania Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bitter dispute erupted on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday when majority Republicans blocked a Democratic incumbent from being sworn in because his GOP challenger has disputed the razor-thin election results.   Lawmakers were...