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Cardella: Common Sense

Can we talk? I understand that you might be busy trying to figure out what the hell to do with the Rizzo statue, now that you’ve won the battle to get it back. Well,...

Cardella: Redeeming Ourselves

People are either prejudiced or they’re not, right? I say, “Wrong.” Human beings aren’t that easily categorized. It’s more complicated than that. Whether a person is biased or not is not a binary choice....

Cardella: Policing the Police

As the proud son of a decorated police officer, I used to contribute to the Fraternal Order of Police in dad’s memory. Now when they call, I politely hang up. The FOP under the...

Cardella: Do the Right Thing

This may be the most difficult column that I’ve ever written in the 57 years I’ve been at this job for this newspaper. I’m sitting at my desk trying to write a column a...

Cardella: In memory of Dr. Thomas Del Giorno

To us, he was “Doctor Tom.” He was like no ordinary doctor. He was the ideal GP — the general practitioner -- what we called back then “the family doctor.” Dr. Tom served the...

Bilal: U.S. needs to do more to guarantee equality

Sheriff Rochelle Bilal released the following statement on the death of George Floyd: “I have had the past few days to reflect on the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis...

Cardella: When politics Trumps ethnic pride

During the 2016 presidential campaign, a friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in ages ran up to me in the local supermarket. She seemed excited to see me, but not for the reason...

Cardella: History according to Trump

What if our president took it upon himself in an interview to comment on the most important events in history on Fox News? Here’s what it might sound like: The Creation of the World — “Really...

Council leadership: Philly, we can drive down COVID-19 cases

By Darrell L. Clarke, Cherelle Parker, Curtis Jones Jr. and Mark Squilla Every day, we hear new numbers. One day, it is 314. The next day, it is 224. Every number is a real person...

Cardella: What’s up?

I’ll tell you what’s up. April is almost over. Finally. We got a lot of rain in April. What do you expect? It’s April. But regarding the rain, I’m speaking figuratively. COVID-19 has rained...
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