Sign Of The Times?

Does a rape in front of silent witnesses on the El signify that, amid rampant disorder, citizens have given up on that which keeps us all together: citizenship itself?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Sprinting Toward Gomorrah

A woman’s rape on the El—while other riders did nothing but hold up their cameras—forces a Gen Z’er to confront the dehumanizing consequences of lives lived on social media.

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Guest Commentary: Vote “Yes” to More Housing Trust Funds

Ballot Question #4 this fall asks Philly voters to approve more money for affordable housing. The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations says it’s what we need now.

By Rick Sauer and Maria Gonzalez

What the Fight Over the Columbus Statue Is Really About

The fight in South Philly is a proxy for the divide that threatens to engulf all of us. Why can’t two opposing sets of facts be true at the same time?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Unions Are On the Ballot This Election Season

Judicial elections, a local union head notes, can have lasting impacts on labor in Pennsylvania. That’s why everyone needs to cast a ballot.

By Chris Woods

Why Can’t Philly Stop Pedestrian Deaths?

More Philly walkers were hit by cars in 2020 than any other recent year. Blame for the City’s Vision Zero failure lies with a familiar culprit: councilmanic prerogative, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: We Are So Close To Closing The Digital Divide

A bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress could help bring broadband access to everyone. It’s time, a Philly state rep says, to connect the unconnected

By Morgan Cephas

Guest Commentary: Let’s Stop Focusing on Disaster Cleanup

...and, a local state rep candidate says, start preventing them through smart infrastructure repair. And, hey, where's that $2.5 billion "Rainy Day Fund," anyway?

By Deja Alvarez