Guest Commentary: “We Are Without Leaders”

A legendary University of the Arts professor weighs in with the lessons learned from the institution’s sudden closing last week after 150 years

By Neil Kleinman

What We Lose When We Lose UArts

It’s not just downtown real estate and higher education at stake, a longtime Philly arts writer observes. The collapse of the 150-year old institution cuts at the heart of what makes our city beautiful

By Roberta Fallon

How is This Guy Getting MAGA Support? 

A confluence of factors and unique political talents explains Governor Josh Shapiro’s astounding popularity in the polls — even among those with whom he disagrees

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Dear Philly, Please Pay Your Providers

The CEO of a health services nonprofit calls on Mayor Parker to ensure fast, reliable payment to organizations doing the hard work of keeping Philadelphians safe and healthy

By Michael Pearson

The Fix: Can Kenyatta Johnson Be … Richard Nixon?

The twice tried and ultimately acquitted Council president has the unique opportunity to reform the scourge of councilmanic prerogative … and finally make us One City

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: 50 Completely True Things About Israel and Palestine

In the wake of Citizen stories about the encampments at Penn, several readers forwarded a Palestinian-American’s Medium post about simple truths we would all be wise to remember

By Mo Husseini

A Concerned Citizen Responds on Campus Protests

Citizen Co-founder Larry Platt’s column last week on the Penn protests sparked a lot of reaction. Here, one reader’s email in response, and their subsequent civil back and forth

By A Concerned Citizen and Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Michael Smerconish on His Commencement Cancellation

Protesters pressured Dickinson College to cancel the local Sirius and CNN talk show host’s commencement address to graduates. Here, he responds

By Michael Smerconish