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

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