The Citizen Remembers: Conversations With RBG

Revisiting a conversation with National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen, whose year-old book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg doubles down on civility and reason

By Larry Platt

55 Shots

Two dead in a Spring Garden playground is just the latest example of a murder epidemic overtaking the city. The mayor and City Council president will hold a press conference today … about Donald Trump

By Larry Platt

I Want My Jubilee!

Center City venture capitalist and philanthropist Richard Vague has a stimulus plan that will boost the economy and address inequality. Will the political class listen?

By Larry Platt

Does Police Reform Include Better Policing?

A virtual panel discussion last week was full of talk of reform. But you wouldn’t have known we’re in the midst of a tragic murder epidemic

By Larry Platt

Answering Rodney

What last week's meeting between Black and Jewish leaders tells us, now that the local head of the NAACP has been jettisoned for an anti-Semitic posting

By Larry Platt

The Odd Couple

Does the unlikely friendship between Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman and his erstwhile Republican opponent Jeff Bartos model a way forward for PA politics?

By Larry Platt

Save Restaurants, Save Philadelphia

The RESTAURANTS Act—co-sponsored by local Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick—would bail out an industry we all love. If it’s good enough for American Airlines, why are we not backstopping Ellen Yin’s Fork?

By Larry Platt

Why The Sixers Need Jay Wright

Our dysfunctional pro team’s problems have nothing to do with basketball

By Larry Platt