Politics & Government

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With Philadelphia now in the post-School Reform Commission world and headed rapidly towards local control of its schools, the question turns to something city officials have given little thought to: How to pay for it. Forget, for the moment, whether a new school board should be appointed by the Mayor or if it should be […]

The Philadelphia District Attorney-elect said his campaign relied heavily on neighborhoods where politicians don’t even go to lie. 11.8.17: Philadelphia – (Politics): Positioned under a big umbrella held by a close associate, Mr. Larry Krasner on Tuesday night took a short stroll from his victory party, where he had to navigate through a crowd of […]

This election season could prove that “the resistance” is really all bullshit. On Tuesday, in states like Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and on Dec. 12 in Alabama, there are big chances to begin striking back—and in a language that can scare people like White House chief of staff John Kelly, his boss, Bannonites, congressional […]

Let’s first kick this off by saying that I’ve got nothing against Democratic District Attorney candidate Larry Krasner. In fact, it would be nice if Krasner won simply because, not unlike many others, the Philly D.A.’s race is emerging as something of a barometer for the general state of national competition between Democratic and Republican […]

Wake Up With WURD Hosts Mark Kelly Tyler, Denise Clay and Chris “Flood the Drummer” Norris spoke with activist and journalist Marc Lamont Hill about current issues and his return to Philadelphia.

Of the many questions surrounding the routinely bizarre public conduct of President Trump, one of the more perplexing is his recent entrance into national anthem protests from Black National Football League players. That reached a fevered pitch in the recent week as the president launched into another tirade blasting players and the league, directed his […]

CALLING ALL OF THOSE WHO CAN GIVE! With the help of our new and renewed ForWURD Members, WURD was able to raise over $2k for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, however we CANNOT FORGET about the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During these trying times, we ask that you give […]

Nationally, we’ve pretty much got used to the routine of reaction to mass shootings. Once the shock wears off, we’re grappling with a mix of heartbreak and outrage. Soon after, we’ve launched into a full blown debate over America’s obsession with guns and, naturally, reflexed into a conversation about gun control. One side of the […]

As we enter October, month of surprises, one thing is becoming abundantly unsurprising: Philadelphia forgot it has elections coming up. That was the unfortunate thing about the Democratic primary for city District Attorney in May. It became so contentious, so politically caustic, that it gave residents the impression that this was the final election to […]


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