Monthly Archives: August 2012

Employers Who Steal From Their Employees Are Major Criminals

My cover story in the City Paper a few weeks ago received a lot of reader feedback. Mostly stories about their own experiences. CP reprinted a couple of letters and emails they’ve received in this week’s edition. The commenter Dissenta wrote: “Sent this article to Philly City Council with … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning and the Inequality of Accountability

Exactly one month ago today I went to Fort Meade, Maryland at an ungodly hour of the morning and attended one day of Bradley Manning’s interminable pre-trial hearing process. Manning is accused of leaking a ton of relatively low-grade intelligence information, much of not … Continue reading

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Wage theft in Philadelphia: And what we can do about it

I’ve got the front page story this week in the Philadelphia City Paper and it is on wage theft in the city. We don’t know the full extent of the crime wave, as Philly hasn’t been the subject of anything … Continue reading

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Fighting poverty in Philly by paying people more

This is my first blog post for Next American City. I hope to be writing for them again soon. More on that as the situation develops. This piece is about the growing low-wage labor market in Philadelphia–and America–and what we can do about it. Philadelphia lost … Continue reading

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Ian Fleming Makes Me Want to Read Stuff

Spy novel nerd time! The genre initially got its hooks into me via John Le Carre and Graham Greene.  I haven’t strayed far from the British espionage lineage since and I’ve recently been trying to catch up on the foundational classics.  The simplistically sentimental … Continue reading

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