Citizen of the Week: Politicabbie

A Main Line taxi driver who has partnered with The Citizen asks riders to tell politicians what they really think in a series of filmed candid conversations

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Even Year Elections

Cities around the country are moving local elections to even years, when turnout is (relatively) robust. In Philly, that could mean around 190,000 more people voting for the next mayor

By Stephen St.Vincent

The Day After

After election day, what kind of country are we going to be?

By Jeremy Nowak

Ideas We Should Steal: Ranked Choice Voting

How Donald Trump’s almost certain nomination highlights our broken voting system

By Stephen St.Vincent

Sign the Petition: Abolish the City Commissioners Office

Embarrassed by no-show, non-voting City Commissioner Anthony Clark? Prove to Al Schmidt that you do care

By Larry Platt

Court May Dock Philly Unions’ Clout

The Friedrich case could mean less money—and less influence—for Philly unions

By Stephen St.Vincent

Reverend Run

Bill Golderer’s longshot campaign for Congress may be a suicide mission. But is a shot of spirituality just what our politics needs?

By Larry Platt

VOTE! Even If You’re Uninformed Or Uninterested

Vote for anyone. Literally, anyone. You’ll be better off for it.

By Stephen St.Vincent

Defibrillating Democracy

What they’re saying about our plan for a $10,000 voter lottery on election day

By Larry Platt

It Pays To Vote

The Citizen's 2015 Philadelphia Municipal Election Voting Lottery will pay one random voter $10,000. Yes, we are that desperate

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy