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Washington Post: "Russia is building a new Napster — but for academic research"

Friday, July 13, 2018
Washington Post
 
By Joe Karaganis and Balazs Bodo
 
What will future historians see as the major Russian contribution to early 21st-century Internet culture? It might not be troll farms and other strategies for poisoning public conversation — but rather, the democratization of access to scientific and scholarly knowledge.

The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The hidden costs of foreclosure: Stabilizing low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods helps us all | Opinion"

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer

By Elyse Cherry

The foreclosure crisis may have eased across much of America, but it’s still a problem in lower-income communities, nationwide and particularly in Philadelphia.

In 2017, Philadelphia had the third-highest foreclosure rate of metro areas in the United States at 1.26 percent, more than double the national average of 0.51 percent. RealtyTrac currently reports that there are nearly 7,000 properties in Philadelphia in some stage of foreclosure.

The Philadelphia Tribune: "Dwight Evans seeks second term in Congress"

Friday, April 27, 2018
 
By Michael D’Onofrio
 
Incumbent Dwight Evans said he will rely on a his political record and experience as a longtime politician against a political newcomer in the upcoming Democratic primary.
 
“Who is most effective and who will get things done?” Evans asked during a recent Philadelphia Tribune editorial board meeting.

The Philadelphia Tribune: "McClinton wants gun violence declared a public health crisis"

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
By Stacy Brown
 
During a series of hearings on gun violence before the House Judiciary Committee, state Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-191), highlighted what she called the disparity in coverage of gun violence between low-income communities of color and more affluent majority-white communities.
 
“While it took tragedies like the Parkland [Fla.

Civicist: “Testing Tech for Consensus in a Purple Town”

Friday, March 30, 2018
 
 
Over the past year, town halls across America have occasionally erupted over hot button issues like health care reform. Rep.

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