I'm sitting in a city hall courtroom to witness the official gathering of combatants in the crossfire lawsuits over the sudden firing two weeks ago of Philadelphia Inquirer editor ... More »
At the risk of appearing to play favorites, I just had to share the latest campaign video for Pa. State Sen. Daylin Leach, who's running for Congress next year.Leach is a professional legislator,... More »
When Marjorie Margolies lost her Montgomery County Congressional seat 20 years ago, it was because she' cast a tough budget vote and was attacked by Republicans as a tax-and-spend liberal.
As sh... More »
Though many don't know it, Philadelphia voters will be choosing a District Attorney at the polls November 5th.
Democratic incumbent Seth Williams and Republican challenger Danny Alvarez met Thur... More »
Could the Republicans steal a seat in the U.S. Senate this week?
I don't mean steal steal, but grab a seat held for years, and perhaps taken for granted, by Democrats.
I speak of the Wednesday ... More »
After the debate between the New Jersey U.S. Senate candidates last night, I walked away from Wilson Hall at Rowan University wondering if this is was what it was like to see Lincoln and Douglas, or T... More »
Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow's sudden firing Monday followed his refusal to fire five senior staffers at the paper, including politics editor Daniel Biddle, who spent most of his car... More »
Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics. Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.