The Similarities Between Jim Kenney and Donald Trump
In the latest episode of the CitizenCast podcast, Larry Platt highlights the striking similarities between Philly's mayor and the commander-in-chief
Revenge of the Amateurs
DA Krasner. NJ Governor Murphy. Pres. Trump … Larry Platt wonders just how are politicians who have never done politics working out for us?
The Hardest Job In Philly?
Larry Platt writes that the resignation of Richard Ross highlights a department in dire need of culture change
Make America for All Americans Again
Despite the mediocrity of the current presidential campaigns, Ajay Raju writes that it is important to remember the essential truth about America: It’s only great when it includes everyone
Bullets Fly While Larry Krasner Attacks…Josh Shapiro?
The DA’s Trump-like pugilism makes Larry Platt wonder just who he can get along with in order to make Philly safer
Can Democracy Vouchers Save Democracy?
Seattle gives every voter $25 to donate to the candidate of their choice. Jon Geeting wonders if the popular idea could work here
Can Philly Save the World?
Richard Dillworth, Drexel’s Politics Department chair, on how his city—and all cities—are leading the charge against climate disaster
The Non-Debate Debate
Larry Platt writes that Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate was really a scripted performance, particularly when it came to Booker, Biden and criminal justice reform.