More Philadelphia Articles

  • As DNC decides on 2016 convention site, experts say sites don't help parties win states

    Hosting a party's convention is an economic shot in the arm for any city, but what does it mean for the political party's chances in that state?

  • Philly has early edge in Democratic convention bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state. The...

  • Mother of two faces prison for willingly handing over her legally obtained gun

    The judge who denied Shaneen Allen's motion to dismiss charges filed against her in October for illegal possession of a firearm is the same one who gave NFL star Ray Rice a pass on charges that he assaulted his fiancee.

  • Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health

    When a man opened fire at a hospital outside Philadelphia, fatally shooting his caseworker and wounding his psychiatrist, the doctor saved his own life and probably the lives of others by pulling out a gun and shooting the patient. If Dr. Lee Silverman's decision to arm himself at the office...

  • Meriam Ibrahim is finally in the U.S.

    Sudanese mother of two Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived in Philadelphia on Thursday, and were greeted by the mayor before leaving for New Hampshire, where supporters cheered and welcomed her to the U.S.

  • Big Ideas: On homelessness, strippers and 3D printing

    With inadequate housing or shelter options, many homeless people are forced to live out of doors and in public places.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Mo’ Cuomo?

    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

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  • Hamas’s Media Strategy

    During the six weeks of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has used human shields—women and children—to protect its infrastructure in Gaza. This tactic is meant either to deter Israel from...

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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