A few weeks back I interviewed Eugene Kiely of FactCheck.org, and I asked what happened after his organization exposed a TV ad in the presidential race as being essentially a lie.
Absolutely nothing,... More »
It was a strange post-election day at the Philadelphia City Commission, the elected three-member body that runs elections here.
1. There was plenty of discussion but little clarity about widespread r... More »
In a little commentary on our new show Beyond the Ballot Monday (you can listen here), my one prediction was that the American electoral system would prove sturdier than many expect - that on November... More »
Signs offering a $1,000 reward for information on provable voter fraud cases have popped up in center city and West Philadelphia today, giving informants until midnight to drop a dime on the evil-doer... More »
It's the ninth inning, and the Democrats are bringing their closer to Pennsylvania.
Former President Bill Clinton will make two campaign stops in the Philadelphia area Monday, hoping to boost tu... More »
If there was any doubt about whether Mitt Romney is making a serious effort to compete in Pennsylvania, it was erased with the news that both Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will campaign in the key... 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.
Visitors to Penns Landing, Society Hill, Independence Mall and other locations of note in Philadelphia owe at least a modicum of appreciation to the efforts of Edmund Bacon, often described as the "father of modern More »