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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Friday, August 17, 2018
Can Elizabeth Warren's Big New Idea Save Capitalism (and America) From Itself?
If American corporations are people, my friend, then they have to be — in the immortal words of Barbra Streisand — the luckiest people in the world. Big U.S. corporations posted record profits again in 2017 — it’s just what they do these days, seemingly regardless of whether the president or...
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This image made from video taken on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, shows a child injured in an airstrike resting at a hospital in Saada, Yemen. Yemen's Shiite rebels are backing a United Nations’ call for an investigation into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the country’s north that killed dozens of people the previous day, including many children. (Photo: AP Video) Views
Monday, August 13, 2018
I Don't Remember Voting For U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You?
It must have been a moment of unspeakable shock, terror and pain. But it’s hard to know exactly what it was like at the moment last Thursday when a school bus packed with Yemeni schoolchildren — summer campers coming back from a picnic — was struck from the skies by a powerful bomb , because so few...
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Ady Barkan, activist and co-director of Be A Hero. after participating at a panel discussion about criminal justice reform in City Hall. (Photo: Will Bunch) Views
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Dying From ALS, Ady Barkan Will Save U.S. Democracy if It's the Last Thing He Does
A onetime running and outdoor enthusiast who now uses a motorized wheelchair to zip around, Ady Barkan says it’s been getting harder just within the last few weeks for him to lift his fork and eat his meals. His words are slurred and no longer come as quickly as his agile Ivy League-educated mind...
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Trader Michael Urkonis, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange early this month. Most of the more than $1 trillion federal tax cut benefiting corporations went into stock buybacks, not raises for rank and file workers. (Photo: Richard Drew/Associated Press) Views
Friday, July 27, 2018
That Raise You Were Promised Last Year? Wall Street Took It From You
Wayne Garnett, a 38-year-old parking-lot attendant who lives in North Philadelphia and works in Center City, doesn’t really know whether or not the tax cut passed last year by a GOP-led Congress and signed by President Trump has saved him a couple of bucks in his biweekly paycheck. Garnett said...
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A “Not My President’s Day” protest march in Philadelphia stops at the intersection of Market and 11th Street on its way to Independence Park last February. (Michael Bryant/Staff) Views
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
It's Time for a General Strike, Because Trump Treason Demands a Brave Response
It can't happen here. That’s more than just the title of a suddenly highly relevant Sinclair Lewis novel about the rise of an American dictator, written in 1935 — another era when despots were on people’s minds, for some weird reason. No, “it can’t happen here” long been the national motto of a...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Why They Risked Everything to Occupy ICE
On Tuesday, Philadelphia police arrested 24-year-old Jameson Rush, gave him — along with 28 others who had been part of an encampment seeking to shut down a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, office in the city — a citation , and told him that if he got arrested there again he’d be...
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"White moderates who are more devoted to “order” than to justice — are gross and, frankly, offensive." (Photo: CREDO Action/Screengrab) Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
(Bleep) Civility! 'Trump-Shaming' Is What Happens When Elites Won't Listen to the People
I’m kind of a history buff about revolutions ( big surprise, huh ?) so recently I’ve enjoyed catching up with the great podcast series by Mike Duncan called, simply, “Revolutions .” And every time — whether the setting is Paris or Berlin or Budapest, and whether it’s the French Revolution or the...
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In this June 18, 2014 file photo, two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. The photos were taken by The Associated Press in 2014, when President Barack Obama was in office. (Photo: Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press) Views
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Some of the Pictures of Border Kids That Haunt Me Most Are From 2014. Here's Why
The other day, a veteran immigration lawyer named R. Andrew Free shared an anecdote that sheds some really critical light on what’s happening on America’s southern border — a tale that not surprisingly got buried amid a sandstorm of news about mothers not knowing where their kids are , audiotapes...
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"I’ve long argued that if you claim to be a progressive but look the other way on political corruption in your own party … you’re not a true progressive." (Photo: AP) Views
Friday, June 08, 2018
Voters Wanted a Revolution. How'd They Get Stuck With Corrupt Bob Menendez?
You say you want a revolution? Then you definitely want to see more candidates like Michael Starr Hopkins, a 31-year-old public defender and occasional TV political pundit who — for a brief month or two in late 2017 — toyed with throwing a large wrench into the creaky, oil-leaking machine that is...
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Water rushes through Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. (Photo: Libby Solomon/The Baltimore Sun) Views
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
'Did Climate Change Kill … People in Ellicott City?'
On Memorial Day 2018, members of the Maryland National Guard and some residents of Ellicott City, Md., a historic mill town just west of Baltimore, were way too busy to honor fallen soldiers from America’s past wars. They were occupied instead with searching through the muck and debris from an...
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