The Dangers of Disruption

In a cautionary tale, a Philly entrepreneur with big dreams runs afoul of the Philadelphia Water Department

By Mark Dent

Biking Into The Future

Other cities are adopting dockless bike share. But will it work for Philly’s diverse ridership?

By Mark Dent

Rage Against The Voting Machines

Officials will tell you Pennsylvania elections are secure because our machines aren’t connected to the internet. They’re wrong.

By Mark Dent

Local Action!

The city has tried—and failed—twice before to pass local gun control. Is now the time to test the courts and state legislature and try again?

By Mark Dent

Inside Philly Trump Country

Jim Kenney may have grown up in South Philly, but one ward there is all about the president

By Mark Dent

Yo, Vince Fenerty: Time’s Up!

He’s an accused sexual harasser. So why is he still a ward leader?

By Mark Dent

Butko’s Mic Drop

The Mayor hasn’t listened to soda tax critiques because of politics. But, given a report from the last Controller, can he afford to do that with pre-K?

By Mark Dent

Lessons From The High Line

Philly’s ambitious Rail Park project breaks ground in the spring. Can we learn from New York’s experience and use it to help build affordable housing?

By Mark Dent

Turning Resistance Into Action

A year after Trumpocalypse, protests in Philly are down...but action is up

By Mark Dent

Gerrymandering’s Day in Court

Last week, a panel of North Carolina judges ordered Congressional districts redrawn because of partisan gerrymandering. Will the PA Supreme Court do the same thing?

By Mark Dent