It’s the Pragmatism, Stupid!

We asked 15 historians to rank Philly's leaders throughout time. As Election Day approaches, our mayoral candidates — and voters — could learn a lot from the results

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Why Ed Rendell is For Rhynhart

The former mayor and governor's endorsement includes advice and a challenge on how to govern Philadelphia

By Edward G. Rendell

Ed Rendell, Unlikely Reformer

On the eve of the 2023 mayor’s race, a new book by a renowned Drexel professor and grandson of a legendary mayor charts how change happens in Philly. In this excerpt, one man’s force of will in the 90s averts catastrophe

By Richardson Dilworth

“We Only Have One Mayor”

Former Governor Ed Rendell and Congressman Dwight Evans voice their concerns for the state of Philadelphia

By Larry Platt

All the Right Rights

The Rendell Center’s annual citizenship contest asked what the First Amendment means to fourth and fifth graders across the region. Their answers gave hope for America

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Resurrecting The Happy Warrior

Ed Rendell’s endorsement of a young Indiana mayor to head the Democratic Party is a much-needed answer to the status quo

By Larry Platt

The Party’s Over

This weekend, our state power brokers will gather in NYC for the lavish Pennsylvania Society. But isn't it time the tradition moved to PA, as two Governors suggest?

By Larry Platt

Max Tuttleman Wants to Wage War on Heroin

The up-and-coming philanthrocapitalist wants to get overdose reversal drug Narcan to addicts throughout the city. What could be so hard?

By Larry Platt