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

The Hang Out Cure

At a conference focusing on innovation and the future, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld broached an old-fashioned—but radical—idea that Pennsylvania pols need to hear

By Larry Platt

Finally, A Hero

When a judge sent disgraced DA Seth Williams to jail to await sentencing, it was a display of what’s too often missing in Philly corruption cases: Outrage

By Larry Platt

Intolerance, Philly-Style

When a rabid crowd of protesters shut down a public hearing last week on the economic impact of the soda tax, the real victim was Democracy itself

By Larry Platt