Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2021: What Would Jimmy Do?

On our Festival eve, bestselling author Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. and Tony-winning playwright and singer/songwriter Stew will disturb some peace by sharing lessons in song and prose from the moral vision of James Baldwin

By Larry Platt

The Fix: A Post-Dougherty Anti-Corruption Crusade?

In a special Citizen Zoom series, former mayoral candidate Sam Katz, State Rep. Jared Solomon and City Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez weigh in on how we got here and how we move forward

By Larry Platt

Are Newspapers Too Big to Fail Now?

Democrats’ gigantic Build Back Better bill contains a government bailout for local journalism. Why does no one see a problem with that?

By Larry Platt

The Problem With Aaron Rodgers

We champion athletes speaking out on social issues. What to do when they turn out to be not so bright?

By Larry Platt

What Do The Election Results Really Say for Philly?

Progressives got shellacked. Will Philly Dems double-down on democratic socialism—or finally embrace being a governing party?

By Larry Platt

“The Jewish JFK”

While Democrats tear down statues of Thomas Jefferson and deride parents’ involvement in schools, can Josh Shapiro’s campaign for governor point the way forward for his often bumbling party?

By Larry Platt

Sign Of The Times?

Does a rape in front of silent witnesses on the El signify that, amid rampant disorder, citizens have given up on that which keeps us all together: citizenship itself?

By Larry Platt

Diversity For the Win

For first-year IBX CEO Greg Deavens, diverse hires and tackling health equity is smart business.

By Larry Platt