Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

That old saying, sleep on it? It might have saved Rep. Danielle Friel Otten a whole lot of hurt if she’d followed it a few days ago instead of turning to Twitter.

Friel Otten, a political newcomer who became one of the Pennsylvania legislature’s many new Democratic members after running last fall on an anti-Sunoco-pipeline platform, got into hot water from a war of words over a protest of sorts in her neighborhood on Saturday.