Will Bunch

Will Bunch

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

Articles by this author

Views
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
Views
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...
Read more
Climate change isn’t just for policy makers—that there are things that you, Ms. or Mr. Everyday Person, can do! (Photo: NBC10) Views
Friday, June 28, 2019
Explosions! Floods! Cancer! What More Will It Take for Pa. to Ditch Fossil Fuels?
The rusty old site hard by the riverbank used to be a dirty belching epicenter of this Pennsylvania city’s Industrial Revolution economy. Much like South Philadelphia’s iconic 19th-century oil refinery, the ancient Jones and Laughlin steel mill complex along the Monongahela River was part of a...
Read more
Views
Friday, April 26, 2019
Climate Denier Trump Can’t Handle the Tuth About Why Central Americans Flock to U.S.
Let’s stipulate right here that President Trump doesn’t understand a lot of things, even as he enters his 28th month in charge of the massive bureaucratic battleship that is the U.S. government. But no issue has flummoxed our rage-prone 45th president more than the rise in unauthorized crossings at...
Read more

Pages