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Cardella: Will Trump leave?

Is it possible that if Donald Trump loses his bid for re-election, he’ll refuse to leave office? The short answer is yes. This is not some silly scenario dreamed up by the liberal media....

Cardella: What else happened on April 15?

(This may seem like the worst of times, but let’s look back on what else has happened on this date in history). 1250—Pope Innocent III refuses the Jews of Cordova, Spain their request to build...

An Open Letter from Mayor Jim Kenney

By Jim Kenney Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after we...

Cardella: The Other Lost Easter

I was just a kid when I learned the meaning of the word “quarantine.” It all began innocently enough. I woke up one morning with a bad sore throat. It was early spring. As I...

Cardella: In search of Don Quixote

THE NEWSROOM (HBO) is one of my favorite TV series ever. Recently, I watched it again. I love the work of Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels. Sorkin, who created and wrote THE WEST WING...

Cardella: Notes from a social distance

I sit here at my keyboard. The sun is streaming through the window opposite me in our Center City apartment. We live in a building not that far from a fire station. The sound...

Cardella: Cheating in Baseball

Sports in America. Sports teaches us teamwork. Sports teaches us sportsmanship. Sports in America teaches us to be better people. But there has always been a dark side to sports. Both professional and amateur....

Cardellla: Stop and Frisk: Wrong, But Is It Racist?

“Stop and Frisk” laws are back in the news. The emergence of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a viable candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency has helped put the...

Cardella: Technophobia

Andrew Yang dropped out of the race for the presidential nomination last week. His announcement was not unexpected. Most eyes that night were focused on other candidates in the tightly contested Democratic primary in...

Cardella: The Return of Carnac the Magnificent

Hey, you crazy nostalgia fans! Thank you for being so thrilled with our column (01/22/20) featuring the return of David Letterman’s Top Ten list. This week, we again dip into the past to bring...
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