Video & Audio: What We Saw And Heard At The Ideas We Should Steal Festival

Watch Gov. John Hickenlooper, MSNBC's Ali Velshi, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and more

Help Us Steal An Idea

Vote here! We're giving away $50,000 to bring one idea to Philly.

CitizenCast:”Don’t Silence Marc Lamont Hill. Debate Him.

The controversy over the Temple professor’s comments about Israel raises the question: Why is banishment from the public square so often the first choice of the offended?

All the Right Rights

The Rendell Center’s annual citizenship contest asked what the First Amendment means to fourth and fifth graders across the region. Their answers gave hope for America

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Week 14: Mike Quick’s Eagles Civic Season

This week, the Eagles announcer and former All-Pro wide receiver, with help from a Drexel professor, looks at how Philly stacks up against Los Angeles—on and off the field

By Mike Quick and Professor Richardson Dilworth

What We Talk About When We Talk About Turnout

November’s midterm saw a higher turnout than any in recent memory. An urban demographer breaks down what that really means

By Jonathan Tannen

Guest Commentary: Protect pedestrians. It’s Good for the Earth

A clean air advocate calls for better traffic safety measures citywide—as a way to also lessen the effects of climate change

By Russell Zerbo

The Fix: Shifting the Blame

In the wake of a land sale scandal, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has tried to take attention off himself. As Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, that’s part of the problem

By Jon Geeting