Political Commentary

How to Fight the Politics of Racism, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 1990.

New Acme should meets the needs of community as well as corporation, Mt. Airy Times-Express, May 9, 2001.

Misunderstandings Abound in Cecilian Village Project, Chestnut Hill Local, January 18, 2003

Why we may have to fight, Chestnut Hill Local, March 13, 2003.

R8: We Are Not Out of the Woods Yet, Chestnut Hill Local, July 3, 2003

R8 Preservation Depends Upon Budget Deal, Mt. Airy Times Express, August 6, 2003

Inventing (and Un-inventing) West Mt. Airy, Mt. Airy Times Express, January 7, 2004

SEPTA and Snidely Whiplash, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2003.

SEPTA’s bumpy deficit-plagued road, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May  20, 2004

Put SEPTA On The Rails With Slots, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 28, 2004

Understanding the Johnson Street Dispute Mt. Airy Times Express and Germantown Courier, September 29, 2004. Also published as On Johnson Street, The Issue is Not Race, Philadelphia Public Record, October 7,2004.

SEPTA is Beyond Band-Aid Fixes, Mt. Airy Times-Express and Germantown Courier, October 20, 2004 and Chestnut Hill Local, October 21, 2004

We Can’t Afford to Flunk Transit, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 16, 2004

Renewing Coalitions: Labor Community Groups and the PTC, Philadelphia Public Record, May  2005

Political Posters, Incumbent Protection, and the Colors of Fall, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 19, 2005

The Kind of WMAN We Need, Mt. Airy Times Express, June, 2005

Trolleys, the public good, and political will, Chestnut Hill Local, June 16, 2005

Neighborhood Networks: Our Aims and Goals, Philadelphia Public Record, August 18, 2005

Cherelle Parker is the right choice, Chestnut Hill Local, September 8, 2005

Take That Mr. Steffens: We Are Content No More, Daily News, November 14, 2005

The Case for Inclusionary Zoning, Daily News, June 19, 2006

A Half-Step Forward On Inclusionary Housing, Daily News, November, 2006 with Daniel Hunter

Talking Transit with Marc Stier, Green City Journal, January 15, 2007

Towards a Beautiful Politics: The Next Great City Initiative, Penn  Future Website, originally posted on my blog on February 3, 2007

An Interview with Marc Stier, Philadelphia Jewish Voice, May 2007

The budget for the bus goes round and round, round and round.” The City Paper, May 30, 2007

Save the SEPTA Transfers, Daily News, July 17, 2007

Reformer’s Round Table: SEPTA and the poor, The Metro, October 1, 2007 with Eric Johanson and Frederic Murphy

Small Business and Health Care Reform, I wrote this for Peter Handler and Karen Singer to sign. Daily News,  April 2, 2008.

Waiting For Health Care: Doctors and patients need state action on health and malpractice insurance. I wrote this for Dr. Valerie Arkoosh to sign. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,  April 16, 2008

Even if GOP plan works, it will be inadequate, Harrisburg Patriot-News,  June 17, 2008

GOP health care plan copies Chairman Mao, The Morning Call, June 23, 2008

Should health care be a partisan issue?  I wrote this op-ed for Antoinette Kraus to sign. Pottsville Mercury,  June 30, 2008.

Health Care Cure for the Economy, Philadelphia Daily News, February 11, 2009.

We Need a Bridge to Health Care, Chestnut Hill Local, April 2, 2009

Yes, we HCAN, letter to the editor, Philadelphia City Paper,  April 30, 2009

Specter’s Leadership on Health Care Is a Must, The Morning Call, May 28, 2009

No White Sales in Medicine, Please or Why Taxing Expensive Insurance Plans Won’t Work, Philadelphia Daily News, August 5, 2009

Holden Needs To Get His Facts Straight, Harrisburg Patriot-News, December 31, 2009

Where Do Our Health Insurance Premiums Go?, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday,  December 20, 2009

Fear of deficits haunts our politics, Philadelphia Daily News, June 21, 2010

GOP leaders should lobby Congress for extra stimulus dollars, Harrisburg Post-Gazette, July 6, 2010.

Voucher bill won’t help those who need it most, Germantown Chronicle and the Mt. Airy Independent, April 29-May 11, 2011

What did you do during the class war, Mommy and Daddy?, Daily News, September 23, 2010

The design behind the Republican voucher plans: Medicare and Education Allentown Morning Call, Friday, July 1, 2011

Bush era tax cuts fall short, Harrisburg Patriot News, July 3, 2001

Democrats threaten Medicaid, Too, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Founding Fathers and Health care, Philadelphia Public Record, March 15, 2012

Homeowners—Don’t fight the AVI, it’s good for you, Daily News, May 29, 2012

We’re getting the election we need, Newsworks, September 28, 2012

Lose our newspapers and we lose our city, Newsworks, January 31, 2013

Take money for Medicaid, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 11, 2013

Six reasons why we should keep the state wine and liquor stores, Newsworks, March 7, 2013

3 reasons to ignore the porn scandal, 1 good reason to care a lot, Newsworks, October 22, 2014

4 reasons why fans of good government should oppose PGW sale, Newsworks, November 13, 2014

Beyond cameras and training—here are five more ways to improve police oversight, Newsworks, December 8, 2014

Who should choose the next mayor—Philadelphia voters or four billionaires?, Newsworks, May 12, 2015

Pa. Republicans should meet Wolf halfway on state budget, Newsworks, November 3, 2015

Pa. sales tax can be expanded in an equitable way, Newsworks, December 7, 2015

Representative Grove’s Diatribe Off-Key, York Daily Record, January 13, 2016

On PA budget: ‘Declare victory’ and go home, NewsWorks, February 5

Taxman will knock on certain doors, Allentown Morning Call, February 8

Wolf, legislators, and school advocates must stand together for PA education, Newsworks, March 16

Those feeling brunt of soda tax will also feel benefits, Philadelphia Daily News, April 19, 2016

How to create a progressive income tax in Pennsylvania, Newsworks, May 24, 2016

Those feeling brunt of soda tax will also feel benefits, Philadelphia Daily News, April 19, 2016

How to create a progressive income tax in Pennsylvania, Newsworks, May 24

Here’s a smoke and mirrors free way to Here’s a smoke-and-mirrors free way to balance the state budget, PennLive, July 7, 2016


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