The Leadership Chronicles

Covid-19, and Mayor Kenney’s response to its economic impact, continues to reveal who’s leading, who’s reacting and who’s pandering

By Larry Platt

“Why Not Do It Right?”

In a clip from his show, MSNBC host and Citizen board member Ali Velshi calls on America to control how the Covid-19 crisis defines us. Chat with him in real time at the Citizen Virtual Town Hall next week

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: We Shouldn’t Have To Pick Sides Over Gun Violence

People are being shot while the Mayor Jim Kenney and the D.A. Larry Krasner snipe at each other. Where, WURD’s midday host wonders, are the leaders we need?

By Charles D. Ellison

Leadership in the time of crisis

Elected official press conferences suddenly make for great TV. Are any of our guys at all Churchillian?

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: We Must Save the Election

WURD’s midday host warns that coronavirus-inspired primary delays could lead to voter suppression and a win for Trump in November—unless we take action now

By Charles D. Ellison

Can Vote-by-Mail Save the Election?

The coronavirus is likely to upend the April 28 primary. That's why Philly 3.0’s engagement director doubles down on his call for mail-in voting

By Jon Geeting

The Mensch Postulate

How did Joe Biden become the antidote to Trumpism and coronavirus anxiety?

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: Building Trust

There have been some important moves to help residents during the coronavirus scare. Now, WURD’s midday host says, the City must do more to ensure trust and safety

By Charles D. Ellison