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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Monday, October 15, 2018
Trump Is Clamping Down on White House Protest. Be Very Afraid of What Comes Next
It hasn't gotten the attention it deserves — almost nothing does anymore — but since July 16, a colorful and boisterous protest has taken place every single night in front of Donald Trump's White House. The crowds — sometimes in the hundreds, sometimes less — try to mix it up and have a little fun...
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Will it be enough, though? (Photo: CNN) Views
Monday, October 01, 2018
Maria Gallagher, Ana Maria Archila and the Amazing Power of Everyday People Raising Their Voice
Maria Gallagher, a 23-year-old woman from New York, had never told anyone about the time she was sexually assaulted before she blurted it out to a United States senator, Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona, with millions watching on live national television. During a remarkable, emotional three-minute...
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 The most unconscionable situation is the thousands of migrant youths that the U.S. government currently has locked up in its rapidly expanding archipelago of detention centers — tents rapidly erected in the arid desert or other substandard facilities rife with abuse. (Photo: CAROLYN COLE / LOS ANGELES TIMES)  Views
Monday, September 17, 2018
Trumpism Is Fueled by One Thing: Fear. 12,800 Kids Are Paying a Terrible Price
It seemed like a typical Tuesday morning last month when Juan Esquivel noticed a helicopter hovering over the East Texas trailer-parts factory where the Mexican native had worked for much of his 23 years in the United States — doing a hard manufacturing job that few Americans are lining up to do,...
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On the very same day that Trump was warning Southerners to evacuate from Florence's path, his regulators at EPA were preparing to side with industry (what else is new?) and make it easier for oil and gas drillers to release methane — a significant greenhouse gas — into the atmosphere. (Photo: GRACE BEAHM / THE POST AND COURIER)  Views
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
North Carolina Politicians Have Decried the Climate-Change Science That Makes Hurricane Florence so Dangerous
For most of the eastern United States, this is a week of high anxiety — fixated on a swirling red, green, and yellow blob at the bottom of the TV screen and the increasing certainty that the most powerful East Coast storm of our lifetimes is going to slam into the coastal Carolinas with a massive...
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To achieve such an anti-democratic outcome requires an anti-democratic process. (Photo: AP / J. Scott Applewhite) Views
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
GOP Ramming Unpopular Brett Kavanaugh Down America’s Throat Is Another Democracy Death Blow
Here's just a few of the more salient things that America still doesn't know about President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh as the 53-year-old D.C. jurist's Senate confirmation hearings began Tuesday morning What he did or didn't do in the Bush White House to facilitate unlawful torture...
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Friday, August 31, 2018
Is Delaware’s Kerri Evelyn Harris the Next Explosion to Rock the Democrats?
Kerri Evelyn Harris' secret weapon in her upstart Democratic campaign for a U.S. Senate seat is size — or, more specifically, Delaware's lack of it. The First State is, after all, also America's second-smallest state, in terms of square miles. It's the kind of place where an anonymous arm juts out...
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"John McCain was maddeningly inconsistent and too often self-serving, and yet compared to the current crew of crooks, he comes off like the blessed love child of Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc." (Photo: Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)  Views
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
John McCain and the 29-Second ‘Rashomon’ Moment That Defined America’s Coming Crisis
The massive outpouring of tear-stained tributes , interspersed with the occasional rant , and the deep reflections on the broader meaning of a uniquely American life that were launched on Saturday night with the passing of Vietnam-era-hero-POW-turned-U.S.-senator-and-presidential-candidate John...
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) meets with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on July 26, 2018, in Toomey's office in Washington, D.C. President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring. (Photo: Jonathan Tamari/ Staff) Views
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
What Is the GOP Trying to Hide About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?
The biggest news story that happened on July 24 of this year — the one that may be affecting your unborn grandchildren 30 years from now — wasn’t President’s Trump’s threat ( since acted upon ) to yank the security clearances of his most vocal critics, or the audiotapes seized from Trump’s ex-...
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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Toxic Masculinity Is Killing Us
They are two violent incidents that happened more than 1,000 miles apart, with seemingly little in common other than the senseless bloodshed. One happened right here in Philadelphia Friday morning, when four gunshots shattered the breakfast-hour calm on Meridian Street in the Holmesburg section...
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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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