Government & Politics

Kenney joins calls for Philly NAACP to oust Rodney Muhammad over anti-Semitic meme

Mayor Jim Kenney has called for the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP to oust President Rodney Muhammad over an anti-Semitic meme he shared on Facebook

Pa. LGBTQ leaders chosen as delegates to DNC

The Pennsylvania delegation to this year’s Democratic National Convention will include 27 LGBTQ community members, including several from Philadelphia.

Pa. casinos lost big in lockdown. Here’s how that happened | Opinion

A bright spot was the significant rise of online gambling in the period in which the coronavirus reared its ugly medical and economic head.

The election is a referendum on Trump. It’s also one on his enablers |...

It is now up to the voters in November to decide whether Trump and his enablers should be removed from office in November.

Trump does end run on Congress; signs executive order extending unemployment benefits, suspends payroll...

Trump said the actions would “take care of pretty much this entire situation, as we know it.” But Democrats in Congress are likely to continue pushing for a broader legislative package similar to the $3 trillion relief bill the House passed in May.

League of Women Voters files federal lawsuit to force Pa. to come up with...

Pennsylvania election law does not outline a uniform standard for verifying mail-in ballots or notifying voters of problems. 

Teachers’ pension fund adopts new, more transparent travel policy after revelations of hidden L.A....

The policy was introduced and adopted in response to the Capital-Star’s reporting on unaccounted for travel expenses by pension fund employees.

Why do these urban planners – including many from Pa. – think we should...

How we design cities affects criminal justice outcomes, planners argue, in a thought-provoking letter to the American Planning Association.

I’m an LGBTQ leader. Losing allies is not good | Opinion

Behavior like Sims’ creates enemies rather than allies. Behavior like Sims’ is partly why we don’t have a non-discrimination bill in Pennsylvania.

On 55th anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Black lawmakers stress importance of voting in...

State Rep. Jordan Harris' mother is 55 years old. For her, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which guaranteed Black Americans' right to vote, isn't ancient history. It's a day that exists within living memory.