Will Bunch

Will Bunch

Will Bunch is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its popular blog Attytood.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
U.S. Bombs Won't Save the Kids of the Middle East. Here's What We Can Do
With so many crazy contradictions illuminated by the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air over Syria on Friday night — the lack of any coherent American or allied policy in that nation’s ruthless 7-year civil war, the lack of any legal justification for the United States to attack the...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
What's a Guy Gotta Do To Get Impeached in Trump's Out-of-Control America?
Donald Trump went too far Monday. And I’m not just talking about the president’s frightening, arms-crossed and panicked-sounding rant on national TV late Monday , when news that FBI agents had raided the home, office, and hotel room of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen , sent the commander-...
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This photo shows general view of the Wadi al-Salam, or “Valley of Peace” cemetery, which has swelled in size amid nearly non-stop fighting in Iraq, including 15 years of chaos since the American invasion in 2003.(Photo: AP) Views
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
America Pays Steep Price For Ignoring Crimes of George W. Bush Era
This time, it’s going to be different. They swear. When Gina Haspel — the current deputy director of the CIA, who once ran a secret “black site” prison in Thailand where a terrorism suspect was tortured with waterboarding, and was later involved in destroying torture evidenc e — was picked this...
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Before They Marched, They Sat In: The 'Good Trouble' of the Pennridge 225
A few weeks ago, Bryce O’Connor of Perkasie, Bucks County, probably didn’t picture spending his 17th birthday quite like this—standing on a frigid, windswept sidewalk near the Rite Aid that stands kitty-corner from his Pennridge High School, getting the occasional honk-honk or a wave from passersby...
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Toys R Us’s management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores.  (Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Vulture Hedge-Fund Capitalism Still Devouring U.S. Jobs. Will We Ever Do Something?
It was either Mark Twain or Rod Stewart who once said that every picture tells a story … don’t it? But while a picture is still worth 1,000 words and all that other good stuff, sometimes that actual story isn’t exactly what we think it is. Consider a photograph of young Denver Post journalist...
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Abolishing ICE Is the Radical Idea America Needs to be Talking About
After all the stories and viral videos — the screaming mom dragged away from her horrified young children , the 10-year-old with cerebral palsy who got busted in her ambulance after emergency surgery, the pillars of their local communities who showed for a routine check-up and ended up in detention...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This Shamefully Ignored School Shooting Is Why Kids Should Walk Out for 18 Minutes, Not 17
It was a moment of sheer terror that surely none of the hundreds of kids flooding the corridors for the end of the school day will ever forget. One moment, 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington — already accepted to college for the fall, with dreams of becoming a nurse — was seen with another teen student...
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Thousands of teachers and school personnel descended on the state Capital to demonstrate at the Capitol building on the second day of the teacher walkout in Charleston, W.V., on Friday. (Photo: Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail ) Views
Monday, February 26, 2018
Meet The Teachers Demanding To Be Armed … With Resources For Kids And A Living Wage
America debated an utter fantasy version of what it means to be a school teacher this weekend, even as we missed a powerful reality in the hidden hills of West Virginia. The unreal version came courtesy of our fantasist-in-chief, President Trump, who — forced to deal with the crisis of 17 dead in a...
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"You could make the case that the photos were the incontrovertible proof that the White House needed, but in reality Kelly and company had long had enough evidence to keep this wife-beater out of the Oval Office." (Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, February 09, 2018
#TimesUp For John Kelly, And For Toxic Masculinity In Trump's White House
Just 14 months ago, both of the women who’d once been married to Rob Porter got horrifying Facebook messages and texts from a third woman who said she was now dating Porter — a top GOP Capitol Hill aide on a path toward the Trump White House — and wanted to talk to them about “repeated abuse” in...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Trump and His Teleprompter Assure America That the State of the Union Is Strong. No, Really
The State of the Union is strong. I mean, President Trump didn’t trip and tumble off the platform in a real life homage to Chevy Chase , or press a red Staples button on the podium and announced that he’d just launched a fleet of cruise missiles toward North Korea, or order special counsel Robert...
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