Guest Commentary: Where are you, Philly Democrats?

A longtime political activist wonders why the local Democratic party was nowhere to be seen during the midterms—and urges it to step up before 2020

By Terry Gillen

Hold That Champagne, Progressives

The much-anticipated blue wave turned out to be a ripple, but local philanthropist, investor and civic entrepreneur Richard Vague might have the answer for our divided times. It starts with listening

By Larry Platt

We Will Have Women

And six other takeaways from Tuesday’s midterms

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Make Voting Easy

In Oregon and 12 other states, voters are automatically registered to vote. In 16, they can register on election day. In several counties and states, voting is done by mail. All have higher turnouts than in PA

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Political Compromise

In an excerpt from his memoir, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper writes of working with politicians on both sides of the aisle. He’ll talk about bringing reason to politics at our Ideas We Should Steal Festival on the 30th

By John Hickenlooper with Maximillian Potter

Kenney Zoning vs…. Kenney Planning?

The Mayor’s zoning board is making bad decisions that are counter to the Mayor’s own plans for the city. Philly 3.0’s engagement director paints a picture of an administration at war with itself

By Jon Geeting

The New Politics of Zoning

City Council's new housing bills could provide at least $70 million for affordable housing. Philly 3.0's engagement director asks which neighborhoods will shoulder the responsibility

By Jon Geeting

The Fix: “Integrity Idol”

Nationwide contests in developing countries turn honest public officials into celebrities. Let’s convince the DC-based group behind the project to bring it here

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy