Monthly Archives: November 2017


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Nov 2017

TURNING LEMONS INTO SOUR GRAPES

The Pennsylvania Republicans have been offering us some sneak previews of their strategy for winning the 2018 State elections. A summary of this strategy appeared in an Inquirer op-ed by Laura Ellsworth, a Pittsburgh lawyer who hopes to be the Republican candidate for Governor. She writes, “And the so-called budget that just resulted from [Governor...

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Nov 2017

WISE WORDS FROM SRC MEMBER BILL GREEN?

November is generally a gloomy month. Not this year – at least in Philadelphia. We’ve elected a progressive DA into office, while the Delaware Valley continues to look bluer and bluer. This week we were handed another piece of good news when Philadelphia’s reviled School Reform Commission (SRC) voted itself out of existence. Of course,...

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13

Nov 2017

An Election Victory for Criminal Justice & Judicial Justice

In the November General Election, progressives won a major victory for criminal law reform and judicial justice. Receiving 75% of the votes for district attorney, Larry Krasner earned a convincing victory and a clear mandate for criminal law reform. And 5 of the 8 Democratic candidates we supported and worked for also won their seats...

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03

Nov 2017

PA BUDGET FOR 2017-2018

Yes, Lincoln Steffens found corruption in all of the cities that he had researched for his 1904 masterpiece, The Shame of the Cities.  But only in Philadelphia did he find that the politicians were corrupt, and the citizens contented.   Incarnations of corruption in the City can still be seen today in the embodiment of the...

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02

Nov 2017

Support Obamacare Enrollment Nov 1 to Dec 15

Protect the Affordable Care Act. Open Enrollment for 2018 ACA health plans has begun, and new data show Pennsylvania plans are more affordable than last year!. Help people enroll. Pennsylvania Health Action Network (PHAN) will connect people to “Navigators” who can help them enroll in coverage in time for 2018. Do you know anyone uninsured?...

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