A Bad Way to Hire Judges

Philly 3.0's engagement director on how our antiquated ballot system is bad for our courts

By Jon Geeting

Richard Vague For President?

A Buzzfeed story late last month says the Philly business and philanthropic leader may run for president. It may not be as crazy as it sounds

By Larry Platt

Buy New Voting Machines Already

Philly Election Commissioners are refusing to have new, reliable machines in place by 2020. As Philly 3.0’s Engagement Director notes, that puts the Presidential election at risk

By Jon Geeting

New Blood: Ah, The Ghosts of Scandals Past

In the first of an occasional series profiling relative newcomers to the political process, two would-be reformers eye the City Commissioner’s office.

By Larry Platt

What We Talk About When We Talk About Turnout

November’s midterm saw a higher turnout than any in recent memory. An urban demographer breaks down what that really means

By Jonathan Tannen

They Vote(d) That Jawn

Nearly 7,000 18-year-olds registered to vote between the primary and general elections this year. The bestselling author and Safe Kids Stories founder announces the winners of the Vote That Jawn contest, which helped to GOTV

By Lorene Cary

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