- State Rep. Dwight Evans suggests legislation that would give Philadelphia (and other cities?) more say in local gun regulation, despite a 10-year-old ruling that prohibits such laws and despite the lack of any tangible support among other legislators. Mayoral posturing, anyone?
- DN columnist John Baer wonders about the L.G. campaign of Joe Hoeffel, thinking that it does the party no favors. One suspects that Hoeffel has his own statewide prospects in mind...
- A DN opinion piece pleads with NARAL activist Kate Michelman not to jump into Pennsylvania's already fraught U.S. Senate race. This column also points out some things that liberals can like about Bob Casey, from support for family planning, to belief in the separation of church and state, to attention to the needs of the working poor.
- Well, it looks like Philadelphia City Councilman Rick Mariano picked the wrong year to be tried on federal charges, as jury voidure appears to be finding that everybody distrusts local politicians as a group.
- Apparently Mayor Street and union boss John Dougherty sat down to talk about the plans to streamline Philadelphia's housing agencies, and came out with less inflammatory rhetoric, at least. This piece looks at what may lie behind the timing of the proposed changes, as well as Doc's political considerations and the likely fate of RDA employees.