Another Reason to Vote From Home

A Democratic committee person pled guilty last week to stuffing the ballot box in three recent elections. Mail-in-voting, Philly 3.0’s engagement editor notes, would keep that from happening again

By Jon Geeting

The Disappearing Generation

Thousands of the Greatest Generation have died from Covid-19 this spring. This Memorial Day, we catch up with—and thank—a local 95-year-old World War II vet

By Larry Platt

The Fix: Is Now The Time to Go Softer On Public Corruption?

A ballot question amends the charter’s ban on political activity. Is there evidence that, left to their own devices, our political players will make good government choices?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Test. Open. Recover.

A soon-to-be Princeton grad and local resident calls on Gov. Wolf to use his powers to make testing more widely available. The state depends on it

By Thomas Koenig

WATCH: Six Things We Learned About AG Josh Shapiro

The state’s highest-ranking law enforcement official got real last night during a virtual chat with The Citizen, in partnership with Fitler Club

By Jessica Press

Guest Commentary: Fund Housing. Save Lives.

Mayor Kenney has proposed slashing the Housing Trust Fund. A longtime affordable housing advocate on why that could mean disaster—for all of us

By Nora Lichtash

Can We Talk This Over?

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s revised tax-and-cut budget. Will City Council listen?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: Mailing Ballots to Every Voter

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered ballots be sent to all his state’s registered voters for the general election. Why don’t we do that here?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy