An Open Letter to CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash

In advance of the Trump/Biden presidential debate, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter shares some thoughts on a way to get the answers we really need to hear from the candidates

By Michael A. Nutter

Listen / Watch: How to Really … Run Against Donald Trump

In the latest episode of How To Really Run a City, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter talk with bestselling author and public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson, who has some advice for President Biden

By J.P. Romney

How is This Guy Getting MAGA Support? 

A confluence of factors and unique political talents explains Governor Josh Shapiro’s astounding popularity in the polls — even among those with whom he disagrees

By Larry Platt

The New Urban Order: Vote Like Your City Depends On It …

because it does. And this year’s election may prove that

By Diana Lind

Listen: Ali Velshi on the Danger of the Protest Vote

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member is not casting a protest vote in the general election, and neither should you. Here's why

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi Says to Believe Trump

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member explains that we don't need to ask what a second Trump term would look like. He's made it abundantly clear.

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi on Why Michigan GOP Infighting is Cause for Concern

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member discusses the threat to democracy posed by the chaos in the Michigan GOP ahead of its presidential primary

By Ali Velshi

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