Leadership in the time of crisis

Elected official press conferences suddenly make for great TV. Are any of our guys at all Churchillian?

By Larry Platt

Business For Good: Building a Better Workforce

Even during an economic crisis, Post Brothers' Matt Pestronk is tackling workforce development the same way he stood up to the building trades. Like a wrestler.

By Larry Platt

The Mensch Postulate

How did Joe Biden become the antidote to Trumpism and coronavirus anxiety?

By Larry Platt

Where’s The Money Going?

As we enter budget season, Paul Levy’s Center City District is out with a new report that lays out 20 years of the city’s spending priorities. Could it be a roadmap?

By Larry Platt

The Fix: It’s Always Groundhog Day

In another black mark on public integrity, former Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, now an employee of the Register of Wills, applied for the controversial DROP program. Will Tracey Gordon step in?

By Larry Platt

The Odd Couple

Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman and his erstwhile Republican opponent Jeff Bartos will talk about their friendship next week. Are they modeling a way forward for Democracy?

By Larry Platt

Welcome to Spendadelphia!

On the eve of budget season, a new report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart looks at Mayor Jim Kenney's historic spending spree. Do you trust him with your money?

By Larry Platt

Taking On The Opportunity Gap

Legendary educator and activist Geoffrey Canada on how to move the needle on poverty and equity, and why he’s with Bloomberg

By Larry Platt