The disappearing newspaper

Opinion | May 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

There was a terrific story on WHYY news’ website last week about the state of newspapers in Montgomery County. And the state of them, you’re probably not surprised to hear, is pretty poor. The story, reported by WHYY’s Laura Benshoff, focuses on the chain of papers owned by MediaNews Group, which in turn is owned […]

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Commentary: A calling for the faithful for reproductive rights

Opinion | May 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Anna Hurley By now, most of us following the dialogue around reproductive justice – abortion access specifically – have probably read about the most recent “incident” in Philadelphia. State Representative Brian Sims recorded a video of himself speaking to protesters outside a Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania on Maundy Thursday, and then he took […]

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Time to vote

Opinion | May 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Last Wednesday, May 8, more than 150 people turned up for a candidates night sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Community Association, East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors and the evening’s host, New Covenant Church in Mt. Airy. More than 52 candidates for judge, sheriff, register of wills, city council at-large, city commissioner and mayor attended […]

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Commentary: How you can help in a city of food insecurity

Opinion | May 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Mia Costonis As you may already know, Philadelphia struggles considerably with food insecurity. According to U.S. News and World Report, 21% of people and families in Philadelphia are food insecure, and this number spikes to an astonishing 30% in select areas like West Philadelphia. Food insecurity is defined as “a lack of available financial […]

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Mother’s Day and Local additions

Opinion | May 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

This Sunday marks the most important holiday on the American calendar: Mother’s Day. Cynics like to whine about those holidays that are the contrivance of greeting card companies: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc. But let’s be honest. No number of days to honor mothers is adequate. I know you, faithful readers of the […]

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Commentary: Trump confuses Constitutional conservatism for Christianity

Opinion | May 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rachel Johnson I am deeply disturbed that President Trump officially moved to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty at the National Rifle Association’s national convention yesterday. This treaty took a significant step toward more peaceable global relations by establishing international standards for regulating weapons sales and trades. Yet, with […]

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