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

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?

By Larry Platt

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

By Larry Platt

Meet The Disruptor: Mike Maher

The CEO and co-founder of Houwzer is challenging traditional home buying practices—while seeking to do good

By Larry Platt

Legally Corrupt

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

By Larry Platt

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

By Larry Platt

Meet the Civic Innovators

The Citizen recognizes a few of the Civic Innovators bringing forth change in Philly

By Larry Platt

Is the National Anthem Stupid?

Why do we sing it before sporting events, anyway?

By Larry Platt