Author: Charles Ellison

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While they might seem miles apart, they’re very much interconnected: Parking tickets and poverty. The former may be feeding off the latter like a parasite, yet there’s not a whole lot of conversation about it beyond the mix of shrugs, the sound of tickets being ripped up in anger, and the quiet epidemic of low-income […]

Our national conversation on Hurricane Harvey should be much like those about Charlottesville, Va., or Flint, Mich. But as the Houston area braces for much more flooding, that won’t happen until receding floodwaters reveal the dangerously gaping holes of disparity between white haves and black have-nots. Right now the nation just sees flooding and burly, […]

In the wake of a new temporary DA being named, a WURD host calls out the undemocratic process of choosing Kelley Hodge The last thing Philly needed right now was a shadow election. Yet, that’s what we got: an anti-transparent, somewhat anti-democratic and shadowy process whereby a near Star Chamber of 88 Philadelphia city judges […]

Philly doesn’t very much like its black kids. We’ve kind of known that for some time, but when you have data to back it up, the trending hostility towards the city’s black children becomes that much more vivid.

Reality Check started watching an otherwise (and predictably) dull DA general election phase with interest when Philly Inquirer/Daily News political reporter Chris Brennan reported something about black Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker exploring a hostile takeover of Grossman’s GOP nomination perch.

One couldn’t help but notice the Ghost of Low Voter Turnout haunting voter mood once more on Election Day. But let headlines and reigning wisdom from that day tell it, and Philadelphia witnessed a near holy, comet-sighting surge of voters.


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