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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

My wife and I copped a couple of passes recently to take a tour of the new Mormon Temple at 17th and Vine streets. It was late afternoon and the sun still shone with the intensity of summer.

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Frozen

So Uncle Nunzi sees me reading this new book by Don DeLillo called “Zero K.” I explained that it’s DeLillo’s take on the future of cryogenics.

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Held accountable

All of us claim that we want people to be more accountable for their actions. Columnists like me want to claim the high ground.

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The Boys of Summer

Conversations from hanging on the corner in South Philadelphia in the 1950s. The words are not exact, but the situations are real.

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Another whiney August column

Well, it’s August. It’s hot and humid. And I feel it is my duty to warn you that this is another whiney little column bemoaning the heat and humidity and sundry other things.

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Scrapple

If Mayor Jim Kenney can punt on whether parking on the South Broad Street median strip should be eliminated, I can, too. Besides I don’t own a car, so I don’t have an axe to grind on this issue. But may I suggest that if we’re going to keep expanding the city into one big bike path, we start forcing bike riders to obey the traffic rules? Is that too much to ask? Many of the cyclists I see around the city believe they are exempt from stopping at red lights. Bike riders have anointed themselves as anti-pollution saints. Bike ride away, folks, but if you don’t obey traffic rules, you ought to get a ticket…

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Coming to America

At the very heart of the 2016 race for president is the immigration issue. Immigration is a real matter, unlike the ones that individuals make up to serve a candidate’s election campaign.

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Bashing the media

If there is one subject on which America is not divided, it’s the media.

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Nightmare on Main Street

I’m the proud son of a cop. He was tough on street crime, but he was just as hard on bad cops..

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Here Come the Dems

Once again, dear reader, I’ve gotten hold of the highlights of next week’s Democratic Convention to share with you.

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