Guest Commentary: Populism is an Expression of Optimism

A local Republican urges his party to embrace what unites regular Americans

By George Hofmann

Is the Tide Turning on Larry Krasner?

The progressive prosecutor movement is losing momentum. Its poster boy may have to adjust to a new political zeitgeist

By Larry Platt

The New Urban Order: The Vacant Office Opportunity

Cities around the country are buying vacant office buildings to convert to housing or to meet other civic needs. Here’s why Philly should do the same

By Diana Lind

Guest Commentary: The Ugly Opportunity Lurking Beneath City Hall

Mayor Parker wants to “clean and green” the city? A longtime Philadelphia journalist knows just where she can start

By Linn Washington Jr.

Guest Commentary: It’s Time to Make Our Party Their Party

A lifelong Republican and one-time candidate reminds his fellow party members of what new Americans most want: To know they belong

By Guy Ciarrocchi

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