Did Mayor Parker Get Cleaning Basics … Wrong?

The City’s former Litter Czar on how Mayor Parker’s proposed cleaning plan falls short of what Philthadelphia really needs

By Nicolas Esposito

Is the Tide Turning on Larry Krasner?

The progressive prosecutor movement is losing momentum. Its poster boy may have to adjust to a new political zeitgeist

By Larry Platt

Can Philadelphia Correct … our Corrections?

The City’s new approach to the drug trade in Kensington could send increasing numbers of people to city jails. How will that square with the prison department’s ongoing staffing crisis?

By Malcolm Burnley

Guest Commentary: The Ugly Opportunity Lurking Beneath City Hall

Mayor Parker wants to “clean and green” the city? A longtime Philadelphia journalist knows just where she can start

By Linn Washington Jr.

How to Clean and Green Philly, For Real

The City’s former Litter Czar gives Mayor Parker mixed reviews on her cleaning and greening agenda so far — and offers ways to step it up

By Nicolas Esposito

Ideas We Should Steal: AI in Government (No, Really!)

Earlier this month, Sheriff Rochelle Bilal showcased how public officials should not deploy Artificial Intelligence. But like other cities, we can harness the new technology for good

By Malcolm Burnley

Learning on the Job

Neither Mayor Parker, Council President Johnson nor Council Majority Leader Gilmore Richardson have CEO experience. How are they going to make the switch from legislating to leading?

By Larry Platt

Three Quick Wins for Cherelle Parker

Here’s how our new mayor can make friends with her constituents right quick

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy