John Fetterman and the Politics of Hypocrisy

Progressives who dismiss the lingering speech issues from the candidate’s stroke run the risk of embodying what they decry

By Larry Platt

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

LISTEN: Was Kushner Sealing Saudi Deal while Trump held Office?

Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi asks: What is the Abraham Fund — and was it illegal?

By Ali Velshi

Ideas We Should Steal: Lawyers Stand Against Muslim Refugee Ban

Attorneys from major law firms and nonprofits alike banned together to help refugees planning to enter the United States in the wake of Trump's ban on Muslim travelers

By Jane Levy

The Citizen Recommends: Four Seasons Total Documentary

Big (huge!) thanks to MSNBC for bringing us Four Seasons Total Documentary, delving into just what actually happened on the one-year anniversary of the fiasco.

By Katherine Rapin

Is Trumpism Without Trump PA’s Future?

Eight of nine state representatives voted against certifying Joe Biden’s win last week. That, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director, may bode poorly for upcoming state elections

By Jon Geeting

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

Guest Commentary: The Politics of Witch Hunting

A local theater director on how Trump’s post-election Republican enablers have thrust us into a real-life version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

By David Bradley