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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 14:  Pope Francis attends a meeting with engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square   on February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the event, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis emphasised that living together is 'an art, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey' which can be summarized in three words: please, thank you and sorry.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Gary R’Nel: Common Sense Is Nearly Extinct

Departing from my usual focus on a singular topic, today’s column addresses several recent events in the news.

05/15/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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Winter Weather Forcing Political Candidates To Find Creative Ways To Get Signatures

There just a few days left before the March 10th deadline for political candidates to file nominating petitions with the Philadelphia’s City Commissioners’ Office.

03/07/2015

NJ Governor Chris Christie, in a file photo. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie’s Longtime Spokesman Is Leaving

Drewniak says he is not yet talking about where he will go next, and details about his next job are still being worked out.

02/24/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Headlining Washington Dinner Event

The Thursday evening remarks will serve as the keynote of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Walk to Washington” event that has brought hundreds of legislators, business owners and lobbyists to the nation’s capital.

02/19/2015

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Trust, But Verify: Nearly Impossible

The original Russian proverb was used by President Ronald Reagan many times between 1984 and 1987.

01/30/2015

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Rep. Metcalfe: There’s A Difference Between A Woman And A Lady, And AG Kane Is A Woman

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (12th district) told WPHT morning host Chris Stigall about his plans to try and impeach Attorney General Kathleen Kane for not fulfilling her responsibilities.

01/12/2015

A woman arrives to vote at a polling center in the Mendham Township Fire Department in Mendham, New Jersey on election day. (Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Civic Pride An Endangered Species

The result of this midterm election is embarrassing and appalling. I refer not to the newly elected Republican majority, but to voter turnout — or lack thereof.

11/24/2014

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Poll: Percentage Of Americans Who Believe Having A Gun At Home Makes It Safer Has Doubled

Apparently, between 2000 and 2006 less than half of Americans said having a gun made them feel safer, but since 2006, the percentage in favor of having a firearm in the house has been slowly increasing.

11/13/2014

US President Barack Obama delivers his s

Politicians’ Voices May Be Telling

Scientist studying voice pitch and frequency found that those characteristics can impact what people think of politicians.

11/04/2014

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Rand Paul: ‘The Most Interesting Man In Politics’

Time Magazine’s cover this past week features Rand Paul and calls him “The Most Interesting Man in Politics.” For once, Time Magazine is on the money.

10/21/2014

File photo of President Obama.  (Credit: Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Foreign Policy Expert Critical Of Pres. Obama’s ISIL Plan: ‘See Who Wins In The End’

Turzanski, the John Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Political Science Professor at LaSalle University, said Pres. Obama’s speech was politically motivated.

09/11/2014

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Chaka Fattah, Jr. On Charges Against Him: ‘It’s A Political Thing’

Chris Stigall and Dom Giordano talked to Chaka Fattah, Jr., the son of Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah, about his indictment on charges of fraud and tax evasion on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

08/06/2014

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Conservative Author: Let’s Get Back To A Country Where Liberty, Patriotism And Free Enterprise Matter

Chris Stigall spoke with Kurt Schlichter, author of Conservative Insurgency, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the political drama and scandals emanating out of Washington D.C.

07/31/2014

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