Guest Commentary: Right About Unions

If Republicans want to be the party of the working class, they must make common cause with an important working class institution: unions.

By George Hofmann

Listen: Ali Velshi on Trump’s Rhetoric and the Word “Vermin”

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member asks that we pay attention to Trump's rhetoric, which has moved from bizarre to dangerous

By Ali Velshi

Recap: What We Learned at the 2023 Ideas We Should Steal Festival

The Philadelphia Citizen’s sixth annual celebration of solutions was its biggest yet — with some of the biggest revelations to inspire you to make our city better in approximately a bajillion ways

By Lauren McCutcheon

Guest Commentary: Serve Your City

Tune out the naysayers, says a former city worker, and take a job in City government. Philly and you will benefit

By Raymond Smeriglio

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2023: Majora Carter Wants You to Stay in Your Neighborhood

The MacArthur “Genius” has a solution to the problems facing low opportunity communities: Treat them like struggling companies

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The “Defense Dividend” In Cities

As Congress considers increasing aid for the Ukraine and Israel wars, Drexel’s Metro Finance head explores what that more military spending could mean for cities like Philadelphia

By Bruce Katz Milena Dovali and Victoria Orozco

The Return of Judith Rodin

The former Penn President just joined the Hilco advisory board. Here’s why she’s excited about the Bellwether District in Southwest Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Ali Velshi On Why You Can’t be Pro-Worker if You’re Anti-Union

MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member points out the hypocrisy and misdirection of politicians who want it both ways

By Ali Velshi