Seriously? Another Tax Hike?

WURD’s afternoon host says the Mayor’s “lazy” tax increase proposal hurts average Philadelphians. Is there a smarter way to fund our schools?

By Charles D. Ellison

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

Champions of the Vote

A group of Fairhill residents are launching an effort to bring voters to the polls in May. Turns out, they’re the change they’ve been waiting for

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Is This What Progress Looks Like?

Partisans like civil rights icon Ryan Costello might disagree, but the PA Supreme Court’s redrawn congressional map may be a rarity: A solution

By Larry Platt

Welcome To Oz

Ed Rendell calls BS on the legend of NRA power

By Larry Platt

Yo, Vince Fenerty: Time’s Up!

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

By Mark Dent

Fixing the Shift

A grass roots group fighting for a fairer work week arrives in Philly today. Will it make getting ahead easier for those who need it?

By Jane M. Von Bergen

“Black History is Yours to Make”

A Mastery principal who boycotted the NFL this year is grateful to the Eagles—for helping him demonstrate that activism matters

By Sharif El-Mekki

The New Philadelphia Story

After the Amazon pitch and Super Bowl win, now’s the time to tell a new story about who we are. Maybe Doug Pederson can help

By Larry Platt

Bob Brady’s Nixon to China Move

With his announcement that he won’t seek reelection, will Bob Brady surprise us by being an agent of change at home?

By Larry Platt