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Crying in Their Beer

Tavern owners’ uphill battle to get video game terminals

(Photo Left) PA barkeeps are hoping for a winning hand. Photo by Kvuo via Wikimedia Commons.

The last time we can recall the tavern owners of Philadelphia rallying around a legislative initiative was in the...

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Mr. Bezos, We Apologize

The Inky and DN don’t speak for our city, let’s talk

(Photo Left) Can the city broker a winning deal with the retail giant that keeps everyone happy?

What is it with the “Debbie Downers” at the self-proclaimed papers of record on 6th and Market? Earlier this month, on...

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Black Lives Matter Protest Backfires

Neighborhood protest hurts case for releasing officer names

It seems like we at the Point, on a weekly basis, are arbitrating civility, or lack thereof, between Black Lives Matters and some civic adversary. This time, there is enough blame on both sides to go around.

The events leading up to our most recent arbitration are described as follows by whyy.com: “One week...

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Moving Rizzo

LCP submits its proposal

The only thing we are sure about in the debate raging around his statue is that Frank Rizzo would be loving the attention. Rizzo, who fought to remain relevant nearly two decades after first taking office as mayor in 1971, today seems as relevant as ever.  Ironically, Rizzo continues to spark the same debates over his tenure as mayor that he...

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Rizzo, Rocky, and the Political Math of Monuments

What the “Italian Stallion” teaches us about race and symbols

(Photo Left) Confederate memorial by Jud McCranie, Rocky statue by Bobak Ha-Eri, Rizzo statue by RegBarc, all via Wikimedia Commons.

Last week, we spoke to the strategic effectiveness of civil...

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