Reality Check: Beating the Heat

New York and Baltimore are handing out free air conditioners to low-income seniors most at risk of heat-related illness and Covid-19. Why, WURD's midday host wonders, isn’t Philly doing the same?

By Charles D. Ellison

How Jim Kenney Lost The City

Murders raging. Trash piling up. Police both running amok and turning a blind eye to enforcing laws. How’d we get here?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Raising Hope

Co-founders of a volunteer program offering small businesses grants find inspiration in the resilience and creativity of local entrepreneurs

By Jeff Bartos and Richard G. Phillips

The Color of Coronavirus: Black Mental Health Aftershocks

Black Philadelphians already suffered from trauma before the pandemic. Do we need a new approach to therapy?

By James Peterson

Guest Commentary: An Open Letter To Malcolm Jenkins

What the NFL star (and former Citizen columnist) doesn’t get about DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts

By Sam Rosenthal

Why Biden’s housing plan is good for Philly

The Presidential candidate wants to make Housing Choice Vouchers an entitlement. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on what that means here

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: On Rizzo, Columbus, and the Confederacy

As the statues fall, a Princeton grad and local resident warns that honestly confronting our past helps us reckon with the present

By Thomas Koenig

A World of Open Doors

Covid-19 and the George Floyd protests have revealed the failures of America both at home and to the rest of the world. The antidote is more openness, not less

By Ajay Raju