How Biden Could Make Philly Housing More Affordable

The issue is income, not high housing costs—and that, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, is where the new president may be part of the solution

By Jon Geeting

Election 2021: Who Is John Fetterman?

Here are some things we've learned about the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, who's exploring a run for U.S. Senate

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

The Krasner Referendum

The race for DA is off to a too-familiar start. Here’s hoping it will include a debate over what smart reform might look like

By Larry Platt

Who Didn’t Vote in 2020

Philly’s once-in-a-generation turnout helped give Joe Biden the presidency. But in North Philly’s Hunting Park, voters mostly stayed home. What will get them to the polls next time?

By Malcolm Burnley

Guest Commentary: Is Philly Ready For a Third Wave of Political Activism?

Now is the time to capitalize on the greatest civic engagement in a generation. A former city official lays out a plan to do that.

By John Kromer

Guest Commentary: A Constitutional Call to Action

The outgoing State Treasurer penned an open letter to his colleagues in the state legislature. His message is one all elected officials should heed.

By Joseph Torsella

Now Can We Abolish the City Commissioners Office?

Republican Al Schmidt says he won’t run again. Is now the time to make a much-needed change to how our elections are run?

By Jon Geeting

The Fix: How About an Open, Transparent Government Run By… You?

Feeling alienated from your government, at all levels? Maybe we should open it up and change our relationship to it

By Larry Platt