Login

Robes Stripped, Now Strip His Pension

And while you’re at it, expose the cover up

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos from Left to Right) Some of the cover-up players, (L to R) former justice Michael Eakin, First Deputy Attorney General Bruce Beemer, Supreme Court Justices Thomas Saylor and Ron Castille . Photos courtesy of pacourts.us. Beemer photo courtesy of twitter.com/PaAttorneyGen.

Last month, disgraced and temporarily suspended Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin, announced his resignation, or rather, his lawyer William C. Costopoulos announced it. He maintained his client’s defense to the end, that Eakin’s “work...

Read more...

Losing Forbes Under 30

Past failures seem to be creeping into new administration

(Photo Left) The reasons why the young professionals summit left Philly for Beantown are not entirely clear. Illustration by LCP staff.

If you want to “join Forbes as [they] bring together the...

Read more...

Sugar Wars Part II

Beyond the hype, one truth – the poor will pay.

Let the soda wars begin. As we pointed out last week, we were disappointed that candidate Kenney did not lay out his plan to entirely finance universal pre-K with a 3-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). It smacks of a calculated political move designed to keep out of the race a potential wedge...

Read more...

Sugar Wars Part I

Kenney’s sugar tax conversion

Here we go again. Mayor Jim Kenney’s first budget address, rolled out last week, lays...

Read more...

Drowned By Ink

 
The role of the press in Kane’s undoing

A quick review of editorial boards around the state after Feb. 16’s announcement, and you would think, to co-opt a phrase, our Commonwealth’s long nightmare is over: Attorney General Kathleen Kane has decided not to seek re-election in the upcoming Democratic...

Read more...

Justice Antonin Scalia (1936 - 2016)

A lively wit in support of a dead Constitution

Apparently, he was a really decent guy with a razor-sharp intellect, a deep-seated belief in the original intent of the U.S. Constitution, and a great sense of humor. Heck, he was a great friend of one of the most progressive Supreme Court justices ever, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a point that...

Read more...

Veni, Vidi, Vitriol

Boys’ Latin visit from rapper deemed unworthy by DN columnists

(Photo Left) Boys’ Latin Charter School welcomed Meek Mill who imparted life lessons learned the hard way.  Photo by LCP staff.

Meek Mill, the South Philly rapper, made headlines earlier this...

Read more...

Tone Deaf

Councilman Squilla, Live Nation, and one really bad idea

(Photo Left) Councilman Mark Squilla hit a sour note with Philadelphia musicians and venues. Mark Squilla photo by PhillyCAM via Wikimedia Commons.

Do we really believe that Councilman Mark Squilla...

Read more...

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Inky blames wrong villain in rise and fall of Anthony Clark

(Photos from Left to Right) Commissioner Anthony Clark. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia City Commissioners Office...

Read more...

If You Build It…

The Case For Temple’s Football Stadium

First, let us put aside the usual red herring when it comes to the question of a football stadium on North Broad.  It’s not about whether the Philadelphia Eagles, the Linc’s landlord who is now charging Temple $1.5 million annually to lease their facility, are good corporate...

Read more...

Haters Gonna Hate

Mayor faces Right-wing wrath after cop shooting

The right wing blogosphere blew up on Mayor Kenney, and it was only his first week in office. Something tells us that the next four years are going to be like watching demolition derby: you know something bad is going to happen, but you just have to watch.

The American Thinker led with this headline...

Read more...

What is Liberty City Press?

Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

Print Edition

 

Related Articles & Videos

Liberty City Press Photos