The Weirdest Senate Primary Race In The Nation

Carpetbaggers, 2020 election result deniers, candidates—including a celebrity TV doc—spending personal fortunes, and connections to Communist China and the Turkish army. Welcome to democracy, PA-style

By Larry Platt

Choose Democracy

The assault on the U.S. Capitol was a low point of our 240-year history. It’s time to pick a side: Are you for or against democracy?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

America’s Delivery Crisis

The federal government has done its part, authorizing billions of dollars for infrastructure and other programs. Now, Drexel’s Metro Finance head says, it’s up to cities to use it well. Are you paying attention, Philly?

By Bruce Katz

Guest Commentary: A Right to Diapers

A bill co-sponsored by Sen. Casey would help the one-third of American families who struggle to buy diapers for their babies. Passing it is good health, safety and economic sense, say the leaders of a local children’s charity

By Lynn Margherio and Michal Smith

Guest Commentary: Broadband for All

A Philly state rep calls on President Biden to ensure Americans with the greatest need can access a basic necessity of modern life: high speed internet

By Stephen Kinsey

Watch: MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi on Biden’s first 100 days

The Citizen board member joined us virtually to reflect on the hope of bipartisanship, the broken GOP and government working as it should.

By Jessica Blatt Press

The False Symmetry of American Racial Politics

America may have moved on from the deadly Capitol siege. But the show of political and ideological force will continue to define us—if we let it.

By James Peterson

Charlottesville Comes to the Capitol

A day after thugs waving confederate flags and wearing “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirts breached the Capitol, a talk with a Trump-supporting Republican state senator offers some hope

By Larry Platt