The Citizen Recommends: Feastival

What does the annual foodie party to support the Fringe have in common with Jane Jacobs?

By Larry Platt

The Amazon Follies

Is the Kenney administration creative enough to make the sale?

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Michael Smerconish’s “Divided We Stand”

The Sirius XM talk show host, CNN pundit and Inquirer columnist has posted a speech that is the best explanation yet for how Trumpism came to be

By Larry Platt

Straight Outta Central Casting

A novice Chester County congressional candidate is a military vet, entrepreneur and engineer who seeks to be the change she wants to see in the world

By Larry Platt

Malcolm Jenkins’ September Surprise

Last week, the All-Pro Eagle—and new Citizen columnist—hosted a party…with a criminal justice reform twist

By Larry Platt

At What Price Soda Tax?

A recent TV investigative report of the city’s pre-K initiative raises questions about just what it means to be progressive in Philadelphia

By Larry Platt

Rizzo, A Modest Proposal

The Kenney administration wants ideas on what to do with the statue. Here’s one that will show Philly is committed to talking to itself about race

By Larry Platt

The Equivocator-in-Chief

The president is a master at moral equivocation. As local activists set sights on the Rizzo statue, let’s answer him by making it a teachable moment

By Larry Platt

Civility, We Hardly Knew Ye

When Black Lives Matter shut down a City Hall press conference, it was proof that shouting and name-calling have become our common language

By Larry Platt

Weekend Read: All Aboard

Just what might a high-speed rail revolution mean for Philly? And do we have the guts to make the dream real?

By Larry Platt