Will Marches Change Anything?

On the eve of the March for Our Lives, students reflect on their own power—to speak, to protest, to vote and to change the world

Reality Check: A Tax on Poor Kids

WURD’s afternoon host on how the Mayor’s proposed property tax increase to fund schools is actually bad for city kids

By Charles D. Ellison

CitizenCast: City Council Cheat Sheet

This week, a "Very Special" prayer from Philadelphia Eagle Stefen Wisniewski and the Earned Income Tax Credit hit Room 400

By J.P. Romney

What We Talk About When We Talk About Tax Collection

The city is owed hundreds of millions in delinquent real estate taxes. With the proposal of yet another tax hike, why are some on Council standing in the way of collection?

By Larry Platt

Citizens of the Week: Student Gun Reform Activists

Thousands of high schoolers from around the region will walk out of school Wednesday to protest inaction on gun control. And we should thank them

By Jamie Bogert

CitizenCast: Good Neighbors

A Citizen and Free Library event on Monday explored the perennial urban question: How do we make communities everyone can live in?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Why We Raise Taxes

A good government advocate argues that our leaders raise taxes on the poor city because they run the city poorly

By Brett Mandel

CitizenCast: City Council Cheat Sheet

Listen to your tax dollars at work in our (brief) rundown of this week’s City Council meeting

By J.P. Romney

Guest Commentary: Standing Rock Lives on in PA

Entrepreneur and activist Judy Wicks on why she’s joining a Lancaster protest to stop the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

By Judy Wicks

The Beast

La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael has become one of the nation’s most politically outspoken CEOs. A visit inside his world reveals he’s just getting started

By Larry Platt