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Can Americans still change each other’s minds?

Can Americans still change each other’s minds?

On Nov. 8, as polls began to close, I walked around a post-election celebration in Philadelphia with progressive activists and labor organizers, clutching a cocktail and chattering with friends, a well-excavated pit of dread in my gut beginning to deepen. Would the...

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Pa. homeowners to benefit from new program

Pa. homeowners to benefit from new program

Senators Pat Browne, R-Lehigh County, and Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, joined local elected officials and members of the Allentown community on Friday to announce the publication of the Whole-Home Repairs program guidelines.

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Between Chaos and the Man

Between Chaos and the Man

I first heard of anarchism around forty-five years ago, as a teenage member of the Science Fiction Book Club. One day the U.S. Postal Service delivered a novel by Ursula K. Le Guin called The Dispossessed, which I read as soon as it arrived and immediately declared my...

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What City Council Got Right on Housing

What City Council Got Right on Housing

The newly released annual report from PHDC, the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, offers an updated look at where Philadelphia is spending its Basic Systems Repair Program (BSRP) funds, and who the beneficiaries of that spending are. The Basic Systems...

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This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Doug Mastriano said on the campaign trail he wants Pennsylvania to be the “Florida of the north.” Many voters scoffed at the notion, but he wasn’t entirely wrong in one aspect. U.S. News & World Report’s newest list of...

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Brutal Beauty

Brutal Beauty

Born from the ruins of the second world war, few architectural styles are as polarising – or aptly named – as brutalism. But the famously stark concrete monoliths – long since associated with communist countries – are having a moment. The thing about brutalism: It’s...

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The 2022 Philly Power 100

The 2022 Philly Power 100

Philadelphia has been a locus of power for as long as such a thing has existed on these shores. Even before there were states to unite, the city lured those with ambition – political, economic, religious and cultural – and throughout the ensuing centuries, the path to...

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The 100 Most Influential Philadelphians Right Now

The 100 Most Influential Philadelphians Right Now

fter three years of tumult, we’re in a moment of assessment as a city. Big changes loom — in our leadership, in our infrastructure, in the way we live our lives. We’re all busy picking up the pieces, seeing how they fit back together. Maybe those pieces fall into the...

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State money for after-school program

State money for after-school program

An after-school program provider that serves seven South Philly schools received a $200,000 state grant. The grant was secured by state Sen. Nikil Saval and state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and awarded to Sunrise of Philadelphia, a community-based out-of-school time and...

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Temple Hospital employees picket amid potential strike

Temple Hospital employees picket amid potential strike

Temple University Hospital employees, represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff and Allied Professionals and Temple Allied Professionals, picketed in front of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center...

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Weekslong Philadelphia Museum of Art strike ends

Weekslong Philadelphia Museum of Art strike ends

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- On Monday at 8 a.m., employees entered the Philadelphia Museum of Art back on the job after the 19-day walkout. One worker raised a fist as he entered the museum doors. The deal was ratified on Sunday night by 99% of the union. "We feel very...

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What Socialist Politicians Can Do: An Interview with Nikil Saval

What Socialist Politicians Can Do: An Interview with Nikil Saval

Nikil Saval was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2020. Insofar as there is a typical path to American public office, Saval didn’t follow it. The New York Times called him the “n+1 candidate” (after the magazine he used to co-edit); he was a reporter and...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art workers strike, again

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers strike, again

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are on strike, forming a picket line early Monday morning at the museum’s North Entrance on Kelly Drive. The “wall-to-wall” union of about 180 workers from nearly every department at the museum has been negotiating for its...

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