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’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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"The only threat he sees from the tangled politics of Trump and Mueller is the threat to the only thing that matters to McConnell anymore — his 51-49 hold on the Senate majority." (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 20, 2018
Mitch McConnell Gets his Own Chapter in the Story of America's Dying Democracy. And it's Devastating
It’s kind of trivial, perhaps, but one of my favorite odd facts about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — the epic event that produced Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — is that not one but two college kids in the bobbing sea of faces crammed around the Reflecting...
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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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