Prince, who died Wednesday at 57, was more cultural force than musician. While his soaring guitar riffs and piercing falsetto voice spoke volumes about his talent, it was what he didn’t say that changed our views on race. Prince, in daring to combine the black musical virtuosity of R&B with the structured chaos of white…

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I spoke with Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a one-on-one interview on my radio show on Philadelphia’s 900 AM WURD. Click here for the full audio. Click here to read the Philadelphia Daily News column based on the interview. Click here to read listen to the WHYY story. Read on for a full transcript of…

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STOP CALLING Donald Trump un-American. Like baseball and apple pie, he is synonymous with our country. To say otherwise is downright dishonest. But despite that ugly truth, the Boston Globe, with a satirical front page mocking Trump’s policies, is the latest media outlet to say Trump’s vision for the country is “profoundly un-American.” In my…

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I watched Hillary Clinton when she took the stage Wednesday at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Center City. Her remarks, while pointed, and often poignant, were not delivered with the fervor of a gifted speaker. Rather, Clinton speaks in measured tones that are explanatory rather than rousing. Her speeches are…

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