Where’s Our ‘Paige Against The Machine’?
Independent Paige Cognetti’s upset win in Scranton’s mayor’s race offers an object lesson for Philly
Investment? What Investment?
Philly is blowing its chance to use its federal rescue funds to directly address intractable problems. Will Mayor Parker’s new budget follow Governor Shapiro’s blueprint and propose an “invest and grow” plan?
Ideas Mayoral Candidates Should Steal
Many of those running for mayor call themselves change agents. But 13 weeks from Election Day, where are the innovative plans that could alter the direction of the city?
Now, We’ve Got a Mayor’s Race, Philly
Jeff Brown takes some hits. Cherelle Parker talks in the third person. Helen Gym moderates her decibel level. And no one will address Commissioner Outlaw's fate … The Mayor’s race is underway. How can we make this about you?
Citizen Events Year In Review
We painted a mural and threw a party to celebrate. We invited a spectrum of American leaders who are working to fix our democracy, our media, our city government, and our city.
WATCH: Run for Something
See what Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, activist Amanda Litman, State Rep. Joanna McClinton and Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti had to say about the future of (young) local politics in America
The Citizen Recommends: Run for Something
Meet changemakers who have shaken up politics as usual — and want to inspire Philly to do the same
Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: “Agents of Transformation”
We wrapped up our month long Ideas We Should Steal Festival with ideas, solutions and inspiration for creating a better Philadelphia