I mean that in a good way.
A couple of the likely candidates to succeed U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District are two of the funniest people in local politics.... More »
In case there were any doubts that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is running for governor, her office released a poll this week showing her leading the Democratic field in a gubernatorial primary and cite... More »
I've missed a lot over the last ten days. What was supposed to be a one-week family trip to Costa Rica went badly two days before we were to return when my wife was knocked over by a big wave in ... More »
Last week, I wrote a piece about what a bummer it was that Philadelphia had the second heaviest tax burden in a survey of 51 large cities. If you missed my post, there's some worthwhile history o... More »
The Berks County Board of Elections is investigating two $10,000 contributions that Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer made to Philadelphia City Council candidates in 2011 -- the day after Spencer received ... More »
Not surprising, maybe, but it's discouraging.
For more than a decade now, the city of Washington, D.C., has done an annual study of the combined state and local tax burden on families living the... More »
How did I miss this?
Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg are planning a movie about the incredible Abscam corruption sting that blew through Philadelphia 30 years ago and took down thr... 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.
As the final day of Germantown High School's 99-year history approaches — the Class of '13 will don caps and gowns on June 19 — NewsWorks will present a series of stories including interviews with More »
Hundreds of blue-collar municipal workers took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to demand that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter settle a pair of outstanding union contracts. They intend to resume the protest Thursday.