1933 Comes to Sansom Street
The protest in front of Michael Solomonov’s restaurant revealed more than know-nothingism
Memo to Madam Mayor: First, Kill All the Pilots
Philadelphia government is in love with pilot programs. With a $6.2 billion budget, how about making the tough decisions to deploy what works citywide?
A Humble Ask from The Citizen
Screw Giving Tuesday. We proclaim it Democracy Monday. Can you help us reach our $10,000 goal?
Teach Your Students, Penn
Campus protests over the Israel/Hamas war point to an opportunity for elite universities. Can Penn seize the moment?
Cherelle Parker’s Philly Shine
The mayor-elect’s election night speech heralds new energy. Plus: Shapiro wasn’t on the ballot, but was a winner nonetheless
Jeff Yass — The Devil … Or Engaged Citizen?
The school choice mega-billionaire is at it again, spending lavishly on judicial elections and City Council races. Cue the wringing of hands.
Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2023: Troy Carter
The ahead-of-his-time West Philadelphia native, music mogul, early tech investor and school voucher advocate will talk about what’s next for Philly kids on November 17
The Fix: Same Old City Council?
Hours of debate on an Israel/Hamas resolution? Doubling down on councilmanic prerogative? Here, some ideas for remaking Council into an actual governing body