The Crack Cocaine of Philly Politics

Is there a 12-Step program for tax-happy pols?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: Free gun locks

Gun locks prevent accidental shootings of and by children. Philly should follow the example of Boston and others in giving them away—or follow the lead of one of our own

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Is the Soda Tax Legal?

It’s likely to pass City Council on Thursday. But will it amount to nothing?

By Stephen St.Vincent

City Council Hearings: Buffered Bike Lanes

Plus: Inclusive playgrounds, a minimum wage floor, and (of course) the soda tax

By Stephen St.Vincent

City Council Hearings: Gun Control Measures

Plus: Gender equality in dry cleaning, collecting unpaid liquor taxes, and more.

By Stephen St.Vincent

City Council Hearings: Have Your Say On the Soda Tax

Plus: Council takes Superintendent Hite to task, and the City gets a little more sustainable

By Stephen St.Vincent

Philly Poll: Yes to Soda Tax

A Citizen co-sponsored survey finds most Philadelphians favor Mayor Kenney’s proposed soda tax on sugary beverages

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Comcast City Council Hearing

There's still time to take a stand to get more from the cable giant—go now, or wait 15 years for another chance

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ed Rendell vs. George Carlin

The Guv takes on the late, legendary comedian when it comes to the power of one vote. Who is right?

By Larry Platt

Bawk! Bawk! Bawk!

C’mon David Oh, Dennis O’Brien and Al Taubenberger…Don’t be chicken! Attend our no-rules debate tomorrow

By Larry Platt