Ideas We Should Steal: An Independent Mayor
In Syracuse, a mayor who doesn't belong to either party was just elected. What if it happened here?
Making Philadelphia Safe (From A Rapper)
What does the judge who sent Meek Mill to prison have in common with Larry Krasner?
What DA Race?
Tomorrow, the city will elect a new District Attorney. It would have been nice to have had a campaign that talked about keeping Philadelphians safe
The Ghost of Reformers Past
As the Feds raise the temperature on party boss Bob Brady, could he use it as an opportunity for reform?
Droppin’ The Mic
The city’s Amazon pitch paints a thrilling picture of a vibrant, innovative city. Now it’s time to get the political class in the city and state to sign on
Meet The Disruptor: Mike Maher
The CEO and co-founder of Houwzer is challenging traditional home buying practices—while seeking to do good
When the head of the local NAACP is secretly part of the Mayor’s pro-soda tax team, it proves that our most insidious corruption is perfectly legal
A Different Kind Of Birthday Bash
We turn two next week. But who cares about us? Let’s celebrate those who push the city toward possibility
Meet the Civic Innovators
The Citizen recognizes a few of the Civic Innovators bringing forth change in Philly
Is the National Anthem Stupid?
Why do we sing it before sporting events, anyway?