The Fix: Term Limits For City Council?

In Arlington, Texas and across the nation, term limits are gaining steam. Would they make Council more responsive…to us?

By Larry Platt

Richard Vague For President?

A Buzzfeed story late last month says the Philly business and philanthropic leader may run for president. It may not be as crazy as it sounds

By Larry Platt

What Are the Soda Tax Facts?

A new, independent study sheds some light on our ongoing political debate. Isn't it time Mayor Kenney started paying attention?

By Larry Platt

The Tax That Ate Philadelphia

The closing of a grocery in what will now be a food desert due to the soda tax may be a defining moment. Mayor Kenney’s response? A Trump-like personal attack

By Larry Platt

Where’s Our Growth Agenda?

In the wake of Council’s passage of Fair Work Week legislation, a panel of civic and business leaders remind us that inclusive economic growth is the real answer to addressing poverty

By Larry Platt

Philly, Let’s Steal An Idea!

We brought together innovators from other cities. Apply by January 18th for $50,000 to steal one of three big ideas for Philly

By Larry Platt

New Blood: Ah, The Ghosts of Scandals Past

In the first of an occasional series profiling relative newcomers to the political process, two would-be reformers eye the City Commissioner’s office.

By Larry Platt

Don’t Silence Marc Lamont Hill. Debate Him.

The controversy over the Temple professor’s comments about Israel raises the question: Why is banishment from the public square so often the first choice of the offended?

By Larry Platt