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
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
We Will Have Women
And six other takeaways from Tuesday’s midterms
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
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
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
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
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