Audio: Where’s Our ‘Paige Against the Machine’?

Independent Paige Cognetti’s upset win in Scranton’s mayor’s race offers an object lesson for Philly

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Protect The Vote

In an open letter to the City Commissioners, a Philadelphia Election Board member urges for a change to the way our new voting machines operate—for the sake of our votes

By Vincent Fumo II

Audio: Swap Columbus Day for an Election Day Holiday

The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, cancelled the out-of-step holiday in favor of one much needed. We should do that in Philly, too.

Is the Working Families Party Really the Path to Progress in Philly?

Larry Platt wonders if candidates Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke really have what it takes to move the city forward

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

Who Else is Running for City Council?

Seven independent candidates for At-Large seats are on the ballot in November. Jon Geeting, Philly 3.0’s engagement director, explains that should make this election one of the most entertaining in recent memory

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.

Saving Capitalism From Itself

Larry Platt writes about how Philly Congressman Brendan Boyle has signed onto Elizabeth Warren’s plan to make capitalism accountable again