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Cardella: Why Are We Shooting Someone On Fifth Avenue?

In 1967 Norman Mailer wrote a short novel called “Why Are We in Vietnam?” without ever mentioning “Vietnam.” With apologies to the late author, your columnist will attempt to explain why Donald Trump is being inaugurated tomorrow without further mentioning his name. As my wife said to me the last time that I attempted to do anything around the house, “Good luck with that!”

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What’s on your mind?

If you had a chance to ask Mayor Jim Kenney a question, what would it be?

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Protecting speech

While I share Jessica Lynn Argondizza’s concern (“Speaking about freedom of speech,” Jan. 5) that freedom of speech be protected for all people, that should include the right to criticize the speech of others.

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Curious canine

CURIOUS CANINE: The National Weather Service reported that South Philly received 3.8 inches of snow on Saturday.

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How is the sweetened beverage tax affecting your shopping routine?

“I experienced the tax once, and that was enough. I am going to juice my own stuff. Overall, I think people won’t buy as much stuff and will be able to keep money in their pockets.”

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On This Date

You might not have thought that Jan. 12th was an important date in history. Well, think again.

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What is the best New Year’s resolution that you have kept?

“I think I’ve done well with being nice to people and remembering that we’re all just trying to make our way through life. I don’t really worry about anything, but I know there are plenty of people who do.”

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Spreading holiday cheer

With your help, we were able to distribute toys to more than 200 children and serve food to 60 needy families.

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Speaking about freedom of speech

I am writing this to bring to attention a growing concern that has become more apparent and glaring in the last few months.

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Resolute attitude

Here’s to a fruitful year for you and yours!

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