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Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:36:07 GMT
Byko: How liberals squelch opposing points of view
JOURNALIST and TV pundit Kirsten Powers has a problem with her own people — liberals. The liberal columnist for USA Today doesn't have a problem with all liberals, just the subset she defines as the "illiberal left." As political discourse has become more coarse, she sees growing danger.
Giordano: Democrats have lost their focus on working class, says Johnny Doc
Everybody knows I love characters. I'm lucky because Philadelphia is the land of characters. You won't find people like Frank Rizzo, Joey Vento, Stu Bykofsky, or Patti LaBelle anywhere else. While I've had some big skirmishes with the leader of IBEW Local 98 over the years, I see Johnny Doc as one of the great Philadelphia characters.
Giordano: Pro-Mumia appointee is an affront to law enforcement
WE JUST commemorated the 75th anniversary of the attacks by Japanese forces on American forces at Pearl Harbor. Sadly, on Dec. 9, we remembered another cowardly attack. Dec. 9, 1981, was the day Mumia Abu-Jamal assassinated Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Giordano: Elites are too easy on Kenney pal Lloyd, too tough on Mummers
IN THE SPIRIT of the Christmas season, I'd like to help Mayor Kenney out of the dilemma he faces in deciding what to do in the case of Duncan Lloyd, an assistant city solicitor, captured on surveillance footage in an anti-Trump vandalism incident on a new grocery store building in Chestnut Hill. Kenney has said of this activity: "It's still working out. It's certainly hateful and inappropriate and unacceptable . . . But people make mistakes, and it's a dumb mistake."