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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I continue to believe that voting through the compromised USPS should only be a last resort for those who must be quarantined or who are medically avoiding even masked contacts because of the coronavirus. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 25, 2020
Will Dems' Embrace of Mail, Masks, and Social Distance Help Trump Win the Election?
It’s becoming something of a cliché in this crazy year of 2020, but in mid-September Joe Biden came to a minor-league ballpark in Moosic, Pa.—a few home-run balls from where the Democratic presidential hopeful was born — and staged a campaign event unlike anything America has ever seen before. In a...
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Tenants and housing activists gathered at Maria Hernandez Park for a rally and march in the streets of Bushwick, demanding the New York City administration cancel rent immediately as many New Yorkers remain strapped for cash and out of work. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, September 06, 2020
The Real 'Hoax' in America Is Record Wall Street Profits as Nation's Jobless Millions Cannot Afford Rent
Don’t blame Lisa Scott, a 43-year-old certified nursing assistant who lives in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, for not celebrating this week as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index soared to yet another record high, as Wall Street’s unbelievable — in every sense of the word — summer...
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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Why Do Police Unions Talk and Act Like the Mafia? How Can We Stop Them?
Finally! After an unforgettable week in which America — already reeling from the brutal caught-on-video Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, on top of a pandemic, a recession, and ... everything — watched with dropped jaw literally dozens of videos of police clubbing, shoving, or driving...
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Donald Trump needs to go, and we can’t wait until even November 3, let alone January 20, 2021. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Donald Trump Needs to Go. And No, We Can’t Wait Until November
The moment we’ve been dreading since that escalator ride down Trump Tower five years ago this month — that’s been slowly building brick by brick as Donald Trump tore down the rule of law , abused the presidency to enrich himself, and grabbed the bully pulpit of the White House to divide America...
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In the American Southwest, where the Navajo Nation and its 350,000 people sprawl across several states, the number of known COVID-19 cases—closing in on 4,000—and a death toll of 119 people has become one of the country’s worst hot spots, and the caseload is continuing to rise. (Photo by: Bernard Friel/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 15, 2020
Native Americans Wage War Against New Virus and a 400-year Disease of Bias, Ignorance
Remi Bald Eagle wants the rest of America to know one thing about his people, the Cheyenne River Sioux of South Dakota, as their tribal nation battles both the coronavirus and the hostility of an open-for-business GOP governor who wants to stampede both the tribe’s sovereignty and the measures that...
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The coronavirus crisis has revealed America’s badly frayed safety net, from underfunded rural hospitals to underpaid workers in the food supply chain. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 30, 2020
Will Coronavirus Kill Off the News Business Just When America Realized We Actually Need It?
Even the late great Charles Dickens, who churned out copy for 19th-century daily London rags like the Morning Chronicle before he went super long-form, would have struggled to keep up with the best of times and worst of times hitting America’s (and the world’s) newsrooms in the earth-shattering...
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The crimes of Iran-Contra were shocking when they were revealed in real-time, but the murky ending has allowed the story to drift into relative obscurity, especially as the American right-wing embarked on a campaign (which I wrote a book about) to create a mythical Ronald Reagan who’d be worthy of a spot on Mt. Rushmore. (Photo: Marion Ross/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Reagan’s Forgotten Iran-Contra Escape May Reveal More About Trump’s Fate Than Watergate
When the scandal finally broke, it was on the other side of the Atlantic , in a nation that millions of Americans couldn’t pinpoint on a map. Congress had made its intentions clear in the form of legislation, but the White House secretly ignored that to illegally pursue its own controversial agenda...
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In a nation where locking up young black men is a lot more expedient than fixing their broken neighborhoods, yet it runs away at accelerating speed from the Donald Trumps and the Jeffrey Epsteins and all the others who hire the right lawyers and know the right people.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Monday, September 30, 2019
Trump Impeachment Isn’t Politics. It’s Whether There's Anything America’s Powerful Can’t Get Away With
A lot of stuff had to happen before Donald Trump could stand in front of Iowa voters on a chilly yet somehow more innocent day back in January 2016 and make his famous declaration that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, OK ...” — shocking...
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The only workable fix for a broken democracy is the will of the people—if necessary, expressed with our marching boots. (Photo: STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer) Views
Friday, August 30, 2019
The Constitution’s 3 Ways to Stop a Demagogue Like Trump Haven’t Worked. Now What?
Alexander Hamilton didn’t burst into hip-hop rhymes in real life, but he did anticipate something else about the complicated rhythms of 21st century America. He had a plan to stop a dangerous demagogue like Donald Trump from becoming president. His idea was the Electoral College . During the...
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Sunday, August 04, 2019
Neither ICE Nor Storms of Controversy Stops South Philly’s Le Virtù From Fighting for Immigrants
Whether anyone ever told the late Alfonso Cretarola to “go back to where he came from” — that would be the Abruzzo region of Italy, from which he emigrated to the United States in 1909 — is a question we’ll never be able to answer. But his grandson says the Italian immigrant was definitely ordered...
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