Mastriano versus The Free Press
Okay. You hate journalists. But the war Doug Mastriano is waging against the news media is not normal, and is a harbinger of autocracy
Listen: Ali Velshi on Why U.S. Democracy Could End in PA
MSNBC's Al Velshi and Josh Shapiro speak about how many Pennsylvania voters plan to back democracy on November 8
City Council’s Big Risk — The Upcoming Special Elections
Council President Clarke’s call for special elections is delaying mail-in ballots and changing mayoral powers: This could signal trouble for Dems in November, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director
The price of City Council’s national politics
Councilmembers’ attempts to legislate national politics distract them from the local issues only they can solve. They should do better.
Frank Rizzo v. the Free Press
An excerpt from a longtime Philly journalist’s memoir sees in a famous Philly libel trial the path from Rizzo to Trump
What Happens in City Hall When Council Resigns?
Four City Councilmembers have already resigned to run for Mayor — with the possibility of two more leaving before the new session begins. A former Council staffer explains what that means
John Fetterman and the Politics of Hypocrisy
Progressives who dismiss the lingering speech issues from the candidate’s stroke run the risk of embodying what they decry
Who Is Cherelle Parker?
The two-term city councilmember from Northwest Philly who champions “middle neighborhoods” is running for mayor of Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know about her so you can make an informed vote in May.