How Gerrymandering Got Sexy

Fair Districts PA is calling for better redistricting, to ensure fairer elections. And thousands of Pennsylvanians are rallying behind them

By Stephen St.Vincent

Problem Solving Must-Reads: Smart Furniture to Reduce Ambulance Emissions

Plus: Major cities are banning diesel vehicles, and Sacramento provides portable bathrooms to the homeless

By Stephen St.Vincent

The Citizen Recommends: Philadelphia Ranked Choice Voting

This month, Maine voters approved a better system for deciding who wins elections. A group of Philly activists want to bring it here next

By Stephen St.Vincent

Do Something: Help the Homeless and Hungry

Because a city that takes care of its neediest is a stronger city for all

By Stephen St.Vincent

Voting November 8? Here’s What You Need to Know

All about the races in the election on Tuesday

By Stephen St.Vincent

How to Really Unrig the Election

Donald Trump is absolutely right that the election is rigged. He's just right for the wrong reasons

By Stephen St.Vincent

How to Really Unrig the Election

Donald Trump is absolutely right that the election is rigged. He's just right for the wrong reasons

By Stephen St.Vincent

The Citizen Recommends: TLC Conference on Technology and Civic Engagement

Join local experts at the Free Library for a discussion, co-sponsored by The Citizen, on how technology and digital literacy can foster civic engagement

By Stephen St.Vincent

Ideas We Should Steal: A day in court without leaving home

Michigan and Ohio courts use an online system to adjudicate simple cases in a fraction of the usual time. In Philly, it could resolve over 450,000 cases a year

By Stephen St.Vincent

Ideas We Should Steal: Even Year Elections

Cities around the country are moving local elections to even years, when turnout is (relatively) robust. In Philly, that could mean around 190,000 more people voting for the next mayor

By Stephen St.Vincent