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It’s been a busy year for Pennsylvania and New York Attorneys General Josh Shapiro and Letitia James, to say the least. Both Democrats, they kicked off the year by leading the charge to oppose the weakening of employee protections. “The National Labor Relations Board is entrusted with protecting workers, not putting them in harm’s way,” … Continue reading Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Can States Save the Country?
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I first met Pete in late 1997. I knew Safeguard Scientifics as the center for venture capital in Philadelphia but came to know Pete as the man that made Safeguard and created the venture capital community in Philadelphia and so many of its successful entrepreneurs. You can trace countless successful entrepreneurs and investors back to … Continue reading Pete Musser’s Superpower
Normally, the family of murder victims sit behind the prosecution during the trial of their loved one’s killer. But that wasn’t the case for the mother and sister of Julius Jegede. It was 1994, and Taylor Paul—then known as Paul Taylor; we’ll get to the name-switch later—was the defendant, a ruthless drug lord in Newport … Continue reading Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Can Basketball Keep People Out of Prison?
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