Ideas We Should Steal: Gun Violence Solutions

Yesterday’s shooting outside a Roxborough football game is another sign that Philadelphia is failing to staunch its rampant gun violence — despite evidence about what works. Here are some ideas.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Announcing Kenney 2.0

Jim Kenney can still reverse his legacy as a mayor who quit on his city. Here, the “Quality of Life” speech to Philadelphians he needs to make now.

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: How to Make Illegal Guns Kryptonite

Philly’s former district attorney has a three-step plan to get guns off the street — and reduce the record shootings — in Philly

By R. Seth Williams

Guest Commentary: “I want to go home. I want my brother”

A bystander of the Fourth of July shooting points out a fact of gun violence in America: Most are not mass shootings, but the everyday violence that plagues communities.

By Daniel Gurevitch

The Return of Stop and Frisk?

The debate, floated by Council President Darrell Clarke and engaged by Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, is proof that, when it comes to combatting gun violence in Philadelphia, our leaders live in a fact-free zone

By Larry Platt

Progressives vs. Safety

Philly’s former district attorney on how Larry Krasner’s progressive policies fail to prevent crime — and what we should do differently

By R. Seth Williams

Will the Supreme Court Bombshells Change How PA Votes?

Why are Josh Shapiro and Doug Mastriano neck and neck? Is Dr. Oz underwater? Is PA going red? Catching up with legendary political consultant Neil Oxman to understand the polling.

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Guns, Abortion and the Folly of Originalism

The Supreme Court decisions on abortion and handguns are more informed by Humpty Dumpty than by sophisticated legal reasoning

By Carl Singley