A Mayoral Wishlist, Disruptor Edition

If we really want a robust debate in 2023, how about some bold, unconventional candidates? Here, a list of unusual suspects.

By Larry Platt

Philly’s Potential to Change The World

Penn’s Orphan Disease Center turns 10 this year. Its promise for Philadelphia goes well beyond science

By Ajay Raju

Getting Vaccines Right

The Philly Fighting Covid fiasco was an unforced error. Philly 3.0’s engagement director warns that it may force an overcorrection from city officials that we can’t afford.

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Med Students To The Rescue!

The president and CEO of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on why we should mobilize medical students to jumpstart the vaccination rollout

By Jay S. Feldstein, DO

Jim Kenney’s Very Bad Week

Between a devastating report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and his administration’s fumbling of the vaccination rollout, it’s no wonder the mayor has floated the idea of cutting bait and running for the Senate

By Larry Platt

The False Symmetry of American Racial Politics

America may have moved on from the deadly Capitol siege. But the show of political and ideological force will continue to define us—if we let it.

By James Peterson

Guest Commentary: Don’t Abolish the City Commissioners

A business owner and civic leader argues that pulling off the 2020 election should make us rethink calls to eliminate the row office

By Larry Ceisler

Guest Commentary: Reflections from a First-Time Voter

A Penn student looks back on a whiplash year that forced her to confront her own assumptions: How could she preach voting when she wasn’t sure she’d vote?

By Calista Lopez