Guest Commentary: Is Philly Undercounting our Homeless Population?

Last month’s annual count of unhoused people helps determine federal funding for some of our most vulnerable citizens. So why isn’t it more accurate?

By Jacob Fuller

Guest Commentary: What Should We Do with Welcome Park?

A government strategist has a radical idea for the historic park at the heart of a recent controversy over its William Penn statue

By Mark Nicastre

Guest Commentary: The 3 Numbers Everyone Must Know

An educator and community organizer urges state legislators to pass a bill to raise awareness of, funding for and police integration with mental health service hotline 988

By Vanessa Meng

The New Urban Order: What if Parenting in Philly Were Easier?

Forget kid-friendly cities. A city that answers to the needs of parents helps all residents, young and old

By Diana Lind

Guest Commentary: We Must Talk About Abortion

On the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a local Democratic Congresswoman warns of what’s at stake in 2024: Pennsylvanians’ rights

By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

Guest Commentary: Need Workers? Hire a Migrant

Asylum seekers can solve our country’s — and city’s — labor shortage. But only, the head of a Philadelphia refugee support group says, if Congress lets them

By Cathryn Miller-Wilson

Guest Commentary: Claudine Gay’s Enemies Are Not Our Friends

Just a month after Penn President Liz Magill stepped down, a rabbi and author reflects on how culture warriors weaponized Jewish grief and forced Harvard University’s president to resign

By Jay Michaelson

Why Aren’t Funny Mummers … Funny?

The Comics and Wenches are having fun. The crowd watching them? Not as much. Here, some particularly Philly advice.

By Lauren McCutcheon