When the feds nailed Vince Fumo in a massive corruption case, they asked the judge to give him 15 years. The former state senator reports to a halfway house in Philadelphia Tuesday, less than four yea... More »
It's over. Really over. And summer isn't the same.
The Phillies eight-game losing streak after the All Star break and several embarrassing losses since make it clear that a magical era has ended.
When one city falls, others shudder.
The city of Philadelphia will end up paying hundreds of thousands of dollars more in interest costs for the next 20 years because Detroit filed for bankruptcy las... More »
The news report above by a Johnstown, Pa. TV station was linked to last week by the website Real Clear Politics with the headline "Obamacare Forcing Companies to Reduce Hours and Not Hire Full Ti... 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.