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Cardella: Interviewing Myself (Part 1)

Perhaps it’s the ultimate in chutzpah to interview myself.  But then again, who the hell else is better qualified to get me to sit down for an interview? 1-Q-Is this the most divisive time you’ve...

Cardella: My Trump Addiction

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “Why don’t you write about something other than Trump?” Interestingly enough, that question is most often posed by people who support Trump. Why would...

Letter-to-the-Editor: Rebuttal to Tom Cardella’s abortion stance

By: Gloria C. Endres South Philly resident In keeping with the spirit of respect and lucid conversation urged by Tom Cardella in his column on the abortion debate ("Save us all from the true believers," May...

Cardella: Summer Sketches

(Personal reflections…some happy, some not…of summers past) Getting something to eat at a Phillies game can be an adventure. My barber told what happened to her one night at a game… “Two chicken cheese steaks, please.”...

Cardella: Bay windows and things

There’s a new dirty word in Philadelphia — “gentrification.” The internet dictionary defines gentrification as “the process of renovating and improving a district so that it conforms to middle class taste.” Sounds innocent enough,...

Cardella: Spring Multiple Choice

1-A Princeton physicist and climate change denier compared the “demonization” of carbon dioxide to— a) Billy Joel playing three encores of PIANO MAN b) The demonization of poor Jews under Hitler c) The Mueller...

Op-Ed: Then and Now – Evolution of a Great School

By Gloria C. Endres South Philly Resident  Little over a decade ago, I submitted an op-ed to the Philadelphia Daily News: "The Golden Girls of Saint Maria Goretti." I wrote "golden" to indicate that the class...

Cardella: Save us from the true believers

We are caught in the middle of the abortion debate between extremists on both sides. In recent weeks, we’ve learned a valuable lesson. We can’t leave the abortion debate to those who shout the...

Cardella: The Homeopathic Blues

I was distressed as I read a recent report in the New York Times about generic drugs. According to the Times’ investigative piece, many generic drugs are made in India under appalling conditions. If...

Bradley: Candidates deserve fair shake from media

By Michael C. Bradley On May 16, the Philadelphia Gay News released its endorsements for the upcoming elections. Editor and owner Mark Segal prefaced his endorsements by stating that PGN does “not endorse based solely...
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