Is Philly About to Decide Democracy’s Future … Again?

Voter turnout in the biggest city of our key swing state is trending dangerously downward. Is Philly about to end democracy after saving it four years ago? Governor Shapiro has a warning for us

By Larry Platt

Listen: Ali Velshi on the Originalism Sin

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member interviews Penn professor Kermit Roosevelt III about whether the Supreme Court can overcome its devotion to originalism before our democracy collapses

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi on Trump, The Wannabe One-Day Dictator

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member Ali Velshi says Trump's double-down on being dictator for a day is a blunt authoritarian threat

By Ali Velshi

A Humble Ask from The Citizen

Screw Giving Tuesday. We proclaim it Democracy Monday. Can you help us reach our $10,000 goal?

By Larry Platt

More Age Diversity, Please

A young local public policy professional says adding term limits would cycle out politicians who’ve overstayed their welcome — and invite new, younger leaders into the legislative mix

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Your City Defined: Primary Elections

Why we have them, why they are the way they are — and how they might change to allow more people to vote in Pennsylvania

By J.P. Romney

Guest Commentary: A Democracy Agenda for Philadelphia

Mayoral and Council candidates must vow to strengthen our local democracy — and make sure government works for the people. Committee of Seventy’s chief policy officer lays out with what they should do

By Pat Christmas

Citizen Events Year In Review

We painted a mural and threw a party to celebrate. We invited a spectrum of American leaders who are working to fix our democracy, our media, our city government, and our city.

By Lauren McCutcheon