A Mayoral Wishlist, Disruptor Edition

If we really want a robust debate in 2023, how about some bold, unconventional candidates? Here, a list of unusual suspects.

By Larry Platt

Will Philly Be Ready For the Vaccine Surge?

President Biden has promised that vaccine supply is ahead of schedule. Philly 3.0’s engagement editor wonders: Can Mayor Kenney and other leaders agree on a plan to get the shots in arms?

By Jon Geeting

And They’re Off …

What do Allan Domb and Cindy Bass’ call this week for mass vaccinations, Rebecca Rhynhart’s recent critical report on the Kenney administration, and Jeff Brown’s plans to run for mayor all signal? That we’re closer to 2023 than you might think.

By Larry Platt

Getting Vaccines Right

The Philly Fighting Covid fiasco was an unforced error. Philly 3.0’s engagement director warns that it may force an overcorrection from city officials that we can’t afford.

By Jon Geeting

Is it time for a Permit Parking Blacklist?

Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is pushing for a tool that might quell parking wars in developing neighborhoods. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why it may be a solution we need

By Jon Geeting

Jim Kenney’s Very Bad Week

Between a devastating report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and his administration’s fumbling of the vaccination rollout, it’s no wonder the mayor has floated the idea of cutting bait and running for the Senate

By Larry Platt

The False Symmetry of American Racial Politics

America may have moved on from the deadly Capitol siege. But the show of political and ideological force will continue to define us—if we let it.

By James Peterson

Guest Commentary: Don’t Abolish the City Commissioners

A business owner and civic leader argues that pulling off the 2020 election should make us rethink calls to eliminate the row office

By Larry Ceisler