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Monthly Archives: March 2013
A bizarre email sent from Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s chief of staff, Rachel Magnuson, to Treasurer Rob McCord’s campaign spokesman, Mark Nevins, has been partially published by POLITICO’s Alex Burns. Magnuson also copied four top DCCC officials on the email, including … More after the jump
What should really goose the Friday afternoon dip in blog traffic is a tirade on the state Municipal Planning Code, so here goes: Many municipalities have wisely recognized that when each local government draws up a zoning plan only for its … More after the jump
Jack Wagner used to be a pretty bold guy who took the lead on daring new policy issues, but that phase of his political career has long been over. The appropriate time to wrap up his career was when he left the Auditor General’s … More after the jump
PA House Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) will introduce the Herp Derp Act of 2013 to protect voters from intimidation by murals: The last few presidential elections were monumental and historical for numerous reasons. One reason we should not be so proud about … More after the jump
Alan Jennings is someone whose experience and opinions on urban policy and land use issues I respect and usually agree with, so I’m disappointed that he seems to be trying to force his own personal design preferences on Allentown: But … More after the jump
Important post from Samantha Melamed: “The court-appointment system in Philadelphia is probably one of the worst in the country in terms of the amount of money that is paid to the lawyers that are on the [appointed-counsel] list, which of … More after the jump
The sequester is horrible and all Obama’s fault, but also… a huge political victory for Republicans!
So apparently incumbent Philly Controller Alan Butkovitz thinks his ticket to reelection is going around to AVI information sessions in black neighborhoods, spreading misinformation about AVI, and scaring people into thinking they’re going to get thrown out of their homes. … More after the jump
Really powerful stuff: PA State Rep. Brian Sims issues open letter to U.S. Senator Bob Casey on issues of LGBT equality(Full text of letter below) Good morning Senator Casey, As you know, this week saw the two most important cases … More after the jump
Yesterday I read a cool post from Erik Voeten on what political science has to say about surviving sex scandals, and this line in particular really stuck with me (my bold): William Doyle argues at CNN that Americans may forgive Petraeus because he … More after the jump