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Author Compares Pirates To Big Business, Government

We seem to have an on-going fascination with pirates, from Halloween costumes to movies, but a multi-media movement argues that they are a driving progressive force.

01/12/2013

(Credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Philadelphia Small Businesses Get Helping Hand From International Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs is committing $20 million dollars, part of their 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.

01/09/2013

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Anaylsis: Merry Cliff-Mas

A composite view of seven Republican house lawmakers is that 38 ultraconservatives torpedoed John Boehner’s plan to a vote on a bill that was already rejected by Senate leadership but one that he tried to use as a bargaining chip.

12/22/2012

(Rick Sauer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of CDC's)

Report Shows Valuable Impact By City’s Network Of CDC’s On Local Economy

Philadelphia has long counted on Community Development Corporations for housing and commercial improvements at the neighborhood level. Now, a local umbrella group has calculated the dollar value of their work.

12/12/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To Over $300 Million

No one won Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery drawing.

11/22/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Analysis: Political World Turned Upside Down

It’s amazing how in less than two weeks events can change the direction of a nation and an administration.

11/17/2012

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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NJ Loses Thousands Of Jobs, But Unemployment Rate Also Falls

New Jersey officials say the state lost nearly 12,000 jobs in October but the unemployment rate also dropped by one-tenth of one percent.

11/15/2012

An Obama supporter on election night. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Just Biding Our Time

In no time, conservatives will be trying to hold back the smirks as these liberals slowly but surely realize what they’ve done to our country.

11/13/2012

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