The Not Ready For Prime Time D.A.

Larry Krasner’s week one debacle was more about inexperience than ideology. Can he grow into the job?

By Larry Platt

The Letdown of the Political Memoir

Michael Nutter has written a book that raises an important question: Why?

By Larry Platt

Thank God For Charlie Dent

Catching up with the Republican congressman from the Lehigh Valley who has become the most reasonable man in politics

By Larry Platt

Divide and Rule, Philly-Style

Whether it’s legislation targeting Korean delis or street drummers, are progressives playing into Trump’s hands?

By Larry Platt

The Eagles Have Already Won The Super Bowl…

…of social impact. Why is this team the most aware, active and community-minded in pro sports?

By Larry Platt

I Amend My Answer

This week the city released its annual poverty report, and a question on a local TV show made me wonder: Why do we keep coming up short in fighting the city's biggest scourge?

By Larry Platt

Meet The Disruptor: Antoinette Marie Johnson

The founder and CEO of creative agency Cohere works to build a better city through the power of placemaking

By Larry Platt

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?

By Larry Platt

Making Philadelphia Safe (From A Rapper)

What does the judge who sent Meek Mill to prison have in common with Larry Krasner?

By Larry Platt

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

By Larry Platt