Reality Check: Just How Much Influence Does the Philly FOP Have?

WURD’s afternoon host suggests we follow the money—and that grassroots groups start playing the same political game

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: What’s Toomey Thinking?

Pennsylvania gets hit hard by the Senate GOP health care bill. So why, WURD’s afternoon host asks, is our U.S. Senator so gung-ho about it?

By Charles D. Ellison

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

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Winner Is …

We gave away $5,000 to one random voter yesterday. Amber Kipp won for being a good citizen.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Your City Defined: Ward System

How the city’s bizarro electoral system influences how you vote

By J.P. Romney

Voting Tuesday? Here’s What You Need to Know

All about the election and the offices you’ll be voting on

By Nick Marzano

The Citizen Election Reform Guide

Increasing voter turnout means increasing opportunities to vote. Some ideas to fix our broken system

It Pays to Vote … Again

Vote on May 16. You could win $5,000.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Your City Defined: City Controller

The city’s designated auditor has a lot of auditing to do

By J.P. Romney

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