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Politics

02/23/15 11:28pm
Republican legislators in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives just took the first step to get Pennsylvania out of the liquor business.
02/23/15 2:32am
A referendum this week will reveal if Penn students support fossil fuel divestment, but the vote is only the first step in a long process leading to change.   Starting Monday, Penn undergraduates can vote in a referendum on whether or not they believe the University should divest from fossil fuels.
02/19/15 1:56am
Signs were confiscated, protesters were led out by police and both charter school applicants and opponents made last minute appeals on Wednesday evening. At the peak of the testimony, about 150 people filled the auditorium during a special meeting of the commission to announce the decision at the headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia.
02/18/15 10:23pm

Guest column by Peter Thacher | Why you should vote yes to divest

Climate change is scary. 2014 was the hottest year on record. Scientific predictions of climate change impacts are being realized as we encounter more extreme storms, rising sea levels and devastating droughts.
02/18/15 1:18am
A group of state senators have been working hard to make Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.
02/18/15 1:15am
Jim Kenney is a former City Councilman.
02/17/15 10:33pm
Oil will be an integral part of the United States economy for decades to come.  In 2013, US oil consumption increased by 400,000 barrels per day and the trend in 2014 followed suit.
02/17/15 10:32pm
After six years of offering no substantial policy alternative to President Obama and his administration, the new Republican Congress has seemingly found its silver bullet: the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline by both houses. The pipeline will travel from the oil fields of Alberta to Nebraska, traversing about 1,100 miles with most of it being built in the United States.
02/17/15 10:22pm
The Fox family has donated over $33 million since 1999. 
02/17/15 4:01am
US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, has been named the 2015 Commencement Speaker.
02/16/15 10:08pm
Charles Darwin was hesitant, and rightly so. The implications of his crowning achievement, “On the Origin of Species,” would reach far and wide, setting off an upheaval in our conception of the natural world and our place within it.
02/16/15 1:15am
Penn students might be quick to support a recent Republican proposal in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: more liquor stores and cheaper alcohol.
02/16/15 12:32am
On Presidents' Day, a look back at Penn President Harold Stassen, who wanted to be president of something a little bigger.
02/12/15 12:04pm
Philadelphia has not hosted a Democratic National Convention since 1948
02/12/15 3:36am
This is the first time that the unofficial holiday — celebrated on Feb. 12 — has passed since same-sex marriage was legalized in Pennsylvania.
02/12/15 3:34am
At “Philly After Ferguson,” members of the community addressed activist leaders and members of the police force with questions and concerns regarding relations between policemen and Philadelphia residents.
02/11/15 3:37pm
Matt Wolfe is the Republican Leader of the ward that encompasses a large portion of Penn’s campus.
02/11/15 1:45am
Governor Dean — who was Governor from 1991 until 2003 and later the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009 —spoke in Bodek Lounge Tuesday evening, at an event hosted by Penn Dems.
02/11/15 1:36am
Philadelphia hasn’t had a Republican mayor since the early 1950s, but some of Philly politicians' stances on issues break the liberal party norms.
02/10/15 12:29am
About 150 people gathered at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia in Rittenhouse for the announcement of Helen Gym's candidacy for City Council.