Potholes, Litter and Customer Service

Amid a tsunami of crises, there’s still a way for Jim Kenney to turn things around and bring the city back: Become a quality-of-life mayor

By Larry Platt

There’s Enough King To Go Around

The debate over Martin Luther King, Jr., on a day of service in his memory is a good thing, except for what it leaves out

By Nick Taliaferro

Guest Commentary: The Future of Violence Is Digital

Online beefs are behind an increasing amount of violence in Philly. A local resident and teacher wonders what police can do to stop it—and what responsibility social media giants should face

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Why Democrats Lose

A transgender swimmer at Penn is setting NCAA records. Why haven’t we read about it in the Inquirer?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Why Taxpayers Should Fund News

The Citizen's co-founder argued that a government bailout of newspapers was a bad idea. Penn’s chief innovation officer and board member of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism disagrees

By Roy Rosin

Who Should Replace Al Schmidt?

The democracy-defending city commissioner is resigning next year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director urges Mayor Kenney to appoint a courageous, accomplished—and Republican—staffer to help run our city’s elections

By Jon Geeting

Are Newspapers Too Big to Fail Now?

Democrats’ gigantic Build Back Better bill contains a government bailout for local journalism. Why does no one see a problem with that?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: A Parking Lot Shrouded in Mystery

An area resident wanted to easily park for a long-awaited flight from PHL airport. Why, he wondered in Broad + Liberty, was the econo lot still closed?

By Jerry Wesner