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

How Gerrymandering Got Its Groove On

Author David Daley on how the practice came to be, how Pennsylvania is ground zero for it, and how reform is finally on the way

By Larry Platt

Turning Resistance Into Action

A year after Trumpocalypse, protests in Philly are down...but action is up

By Mark Dent

The Not Ready For Prime Time D.A.

Larry Krasner’s week one debacle was more about inexperience than ideology. Can he grow into the job?

By Larry Platt

The Opposite of Welfare Reform

GOP-sponsored state legislation aimed at reducing welfare costs may just end up costing you more

By Diana Lind



Book Signing: The New Localism

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

at The HIVE

Join authors Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak for a conversation about those who hold the real power in cities today—the problem-solvers.  

Change The World. Run for Office

2018 is an election year for at least one office that’s relatively easy to win all over the city: Committeeperson

By Jon Geeting

Thank God For Charlie Dent

Catching up with the Republican congressman from the Lehigh Valley who has become the most reasonable man in politics

By Larry Platt

Divide and Rule, Philly-Style

Whether it’s legislation targeting Korean delis or street drummers, are progressives playing into Trump’s hands?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: An Independent Mayor

In Syracuse, a mayor who doesn't belong to either party was just elected. What if it happened here?

By Larry Platt