The Citizen Recommends: Why Andrew Sullivan Matters Now

The author and free thinker joins us next Tuesday, September 21, for a virtual event. His defense of liberal democracy, pluralism and free speech is needed now more than ever

By Larry Platt

How Not to Start a School Year

The rage-inducing opening of the new school year illustrates why good management matters—and how our leaders are failing us

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Remember Those Left Behind

A Philly school teacher and veteran who helped create literacy programs in Afghanistan reflects on the incredible people he encountered—and urges help for those who are arriving in our city

By James Daniels

Guest Commentary: Towards a New Kind of Tolerance

A local business owner is tired of reminding colleagues to respect her Jewish holidays. Take note: They start next week.

By Corie Moskow

Higher Ed Should Learn From the Pandemic

A longtime college president on why a “return to normal” is the last thing our universities should do

By Elaine Maimon

Guest Commentary: The Economic Imperative To Stop Gun Violence

Lives and livelihoods are at stake in Philly’s surge of shootings. A state house candidate and public policy advocate urges Harrisburg to act now.

By Jonathan Lovitz

Guest Commentary: Lessons From the Fall of Cuomo

The editor-in-chief of The Forward reflects on how Andrew Cuomo's daughters can make us all better parents—and people

By Jodi Rudoren

Where’s Our Vaccine Mandate, Mayor Kenney?

Since New York required vaccines for city employees, shots surged 40 percent. Is it time, Philly 3.0’s engagement director asks, for the same here, too?

By Jon Geeting