Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club Special Edition on The U.S. Constitution

The MSNBC host speaks with professors and authors Akhil Reed Amar and Jeffrey Rosen on competing interpretations of our founding document

By Ali Velshi

How Elections in Philadelphia Work

With the mayoral primary in full swing, Philadelphia City Commissioner Seth Bluestein explains why voters should feel confident their ballots are safe and counted every Election Day.

By Todd Shepherd

Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington

Former City Commissioner Al Schmidt’s testimony this week before the Jan. 6 committee was a reminder that maybe integrity isn’t dead yet

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Reflections from a First-Time Voter

A Penn student looks back on a whiplash year that forced her to confront her own assumptions: How could she preach voting when she wasn’t sure she’d vote?

By Calista Lopez

The New RFK?

The election results reveal the potential for a transformative new coalition—if Joe Biden and progressives have the guts to go there

By Larry Platt

Making History in Harrisburg

Philadelphia Rep. Joanna McClinton breaks ground as the new PA House Democratic leader

By Jon Geeting

“I Call Them Momola and the Mensch”

Catching up with Delaware Rabbi Michael Beals, also known as “Joe Biden’s rabbi”

By Larry Platt

How Lisa Deeley Saved Democracy

She’s a Democratic party loyalist. But, along with her co-city commissioners, Omar Sabir and Republican Al Schmidt, the Northeast native spearheaded a heroic election process.

By Jessica Blatt Press