Do The House Dems Want to Lose Power?
In the budget fight over school vouchers, the Dems have overplayed their hand politically … and invited mega-donor Jeff Yass to flip their already tenuous majority
Who is Joanna McClinton?
The young, reform-minded, Black Philadelphia Democrat is the first woman Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Guest Commentary: Voting Today Matters Tomorrow
Even one vote in one election matters. Even better, says a Harrisburg leader, is making voting a habit from a young age
Ideas We Should Steal: Rape Kit Tracking System
Pennsylvania is one of only 12 states without a statewide system for tracking evidence from rapes, something that holds authorities accountable and helps ease trauma. Two state legislators want to change that
WATCH: Run for Something
See what Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, activist Amanda Litman, State Rep. Joanna McClinton and Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti had to say about the future of (young) local politics in America
Making History in Harrisburg
Philadelphia Rep. Joanna McClinton breaks ground as the new PA House Democratic leader
Reality Check: Philly Schools Are Like a Slow-Moving Asteroid
Philly schools are toxic, underperforming and mismanaged. When, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, is someone going to take responsibility?
Predicting the Midterms
Philly 3.0’s engagement director games the outcome of tomorrow’s election