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Expectations for the November District Attorney’s race are that Larry Krasner, victorious Democratic nominee, will win. There’s just no way that Beth Grossman, a former assistant DA and the uncontested Republican nominee, can eke out any sort of respectable showing in November. For one: She’s a Republican. But, much more significantly: She’s a Republican in … Continue reading Reality Check: UNEXPECTED DRAMA IN THE PHILLY DA RACE?
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The Citizen will publish guest articles, like this one, that add to the local civic discussion. To submit, click here. A consensus appears to be emerging that our one-party town can no longer afford an undemocratic Democratic Party. Some of the new committee persons, who were elected in 2014, were horrified when they discovered what … Continue reading Guest Commentary: Disrupt the Machine