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?

By Larry Platt

Jalen Hurts, Unburdened

What does a Black QB have to do to get love? Ours may be showing the way

By Larry Platt

What Has Happened to Activism?

What do the proposed Sixers arena, UC Townhomes, the selling off of county water and sewer systems, and protests of the Bellwether District have in common? Opposition that is shrill and uncivil. Is the art of persuasion dead?

By Larry Platt

So You Wanna Be Mayor?

Well, we’ve got a crowdsourced job description from the citizens of Philadelphia…and some serious questions for y’all

By Larry Platt

What Should Josh Shapiro Do?

Mandate? Voters elected him to be not crazy. Here's a game plan beyond that low but necessary bar for the new governor

By Larry Platt

Brian Fitzpatrick For Speaker of the House?

What do the Bucks County Republican, Bono and ex-Congressman Charlie Dent all have in common? Maybe a way to calm Washington’s raging culture wars

By Larry Platt

Thank You, Amen Brown

The latest mayoral candidate has reminded us that there ought to be standards for becoming mayor. But can his gaffe, and other tales from the campaign, lead to an entirely new way to think about what it takes to occupy City Hall?

By Larry Platt

Your City Defined: Booing Santa Claus

It's a stain on Philly fans' reputation. But what's the real story?

By Larry Platt