Selling Our Soul?

The NFL is sports’ evil empire and its takeover of our city raises questions about the values Jim Kenney thinks we share

By Larry Platt

Dirty Harry Gets Emotional

When not calling perps “scumbags,” legendary cop Mike Chitwood calls for police to get in touch with their feelings. Is it our most needed reform?

By Larry Platt

Where’s the Shame, Part Deux

There’s a type of Philly corruption that’s legal, but corrosive. Here’s one recent example—and our proposal to deal with it

By Larry Platt

Where’s the Shame?

The real outrage is not how corrupt Philly is. It’s how many good people shrug and look away

By Larry Platt

Crisis? What Crisis?

Mayor Kenney says his budget gets the pension fund 80 percent funded in 13 years. Does it?

By Larry Platt

The Reformer?

The controller's office once revolutionized this city. Rebecca Rhynhart thinks it can again.

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Mimi Ito

The cultural anthropologist, speaking next week as part of a Drexel series on rethinking learning, wants adults to stop bemoaning kids’ use of technology

By Larry Platt

Is Jim Kenney Becoming Donald Trump?

In defending his soda tax, the Mayor goes into all-out attack mode. Ring any bells?

By Larry Platt

March Madness For the Socially Conscious

The NCAA Tournament is the sporting event of the year. Here’s how to enjoy it without being complicit in the exploitation of so-called “student-athletes” (Spoiler: Bucknell wins)

By Larry Platt

Listening to Jeff Brown

He has done more to bring fresh food to inner cities than any other grocer—as with his upscale, affordable new store on Monument Road. So why is the Mayor attacking him over the soda tax?

By Larry Platt