The Fix: Judges Who Meet the Moment

Judge Jeffrey Schmehl’s lax sentencing this week of John Dougherty’s co-conspirators is a reminder that corruption flourishes when punishment meets the Philly Shrug

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Local News Matters

What do a historic muckraker, the corruption trial of Johnny Doc, and the long arc of justice in Philadelphia have in common? A robust local newspaper

By Anthony Green

Who Will Return Johnny Doc’s Money?

The convicted labor leader’s union has spent $40 million on Pennsylvania politicians since 2010. A writer for Broad + Liberty wonders if they will finally distance themselves from his influence.

By Gina Diorio

The Fix: A Post-Dougherty Anti-Corruption Crusade?

In a special Citizen Zoom series, former mayoral candidate Sam Katz, State Rep. Jared Solomon and City Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez weigh in on how we got here and how we move forward

By Larry Platt

The Fix: What Good Can Come From the Dougherty/Henon Trial?

Another day, another trial of Philly’s once-powerful. This time, maybe there are some lessons to be learned for cleaning up our politics

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Time to Say Enough to Corruption

Union boss John Dougherty was indicted again this week, and 12 percent of City Council is facing corruption charges. One outraged elected official is calling for an end to the scourge of Philly politics

By Jared Solomon

What Change Feels Like

Three months out from mayoral and council elections, is Philly’s political establishment heading for a reckoning?

By Larry Platt

Doc’s Indefensible Defense

The union leader and Councilman Bobby Henon, both indicted, want you to believe they’re the victims. Be wary of that spin

By Larry Platt