Reality Check: Welcome To Sin Tax City
WURD’s afternoon host says state legislation to expand gaming and privatize liquor sales would harm Phliadelphia—but help lawmakers' pocketbooks
Ideas We Should Steal: Democracy Vouchers
In Seattle, residents get cash vouchers to support political candidates. It could even the playing field—and bring more people out to the polls
Reality Check: SO NOW PHILLY HAS A VIOLENCE PROBLEM?
A WURD host notes the way media and politicians worry over violence—except when it’s in poor neighborhoods
Idea We Should Steal: Top Two Elections
The best way to fix our fragile democracy might be a nonpartisan electoral system that rewards moderation and increases competition
The Problem With Spin
The casual dishonesty about Mayor Kenney’s Iceland trip should have you rolling your eyes
The Case for Reparations
Let’s reimagine the commuter wage tax as a way to make up for white flight in the past…and help reduce poverty today
“My Service Makes Me Whole”
Recent headlines have had me searching for inspiration. Last week, it came in two surprising forms: From City Year and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Reality Check: UNEXPECTED DRAMA IN THE PHILLY DA RACE?
A WURD host also wonders: What’s with the $50 million wasted on new Philly PD headquarters?
Guest Commentary: Disrupt the Machine
A longtime committee person argues that our current system of ward fiefdoms must be overturned for the sake of local democracy
What Change Feels Like
Watch out, establishment—something is in the air. Now let’s make sure our new faces also think anew