Guest Commentary: Stop Backroom Philly Politics

Two newly-elected committee people call for an open process to fill the surprise opening in the 175th State House race—instead of the same-old Philly politics

By Vanessa Snyder and Caroline Tiger

The Most Woke Billionaire On Earth

Main Line entrepreneur and 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin’s eyes were opened to the criminal injustice system through his friend Meek Mill. Now he’s on the case.

By Larry Platt

What #MeToo in PA?

The state legislature failed to act on more than a dozen sexual harassment bills to protect workers across Pennsylvania. Here’s what that means for women

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: A Trust for the People

A year after a landmark state Supreme Court decision, a state politics watcher says we are on the cusp of broad environmental reform—funded by Marcellus Shale

By Charlie Bacas

The Cost of Parking

In the wake of a new report that found 640,000 more spots than residents, Philly 3.0’s engagement director calls for real changes to how we manage parking in Philly

By Jon Geeting

The Problem With Being A Philly Progressive

Do you have to accept a whole lotta bad stuff in order to live your values here?

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Social Justice Symposium for Teens

The annual Free Library event, started by librarian Erin Hoopes, returns this weekend with an agenda for change

By Patrick Bilow

Reality Check: Why Aren’t We Talking About Our Water Bills?

Last week’s water main break is evidence of Philly’s infrastructure problem. But WURD’s afternoon host wonders why higher fees are again the city’s only solution

By Charles D. Ellison