Brian Fitzpatrick For Speaker of the House?

What do the Bucks County Republican, Bono and ex-Congressman Charlie Dent all have in common? Maybe a way to calm Washington’s raging culture wars

By Larry Platt

Now is the Time to Protect DREAMers

A rare lame duck session of Congress provides opportunity to protect Americans who arrived to the U.S. as children

By Elaine Maimon

The Jewish Obama! Niceness Makes a Comeback! The Best PA Reporter Commutes From London!

And other notes from a crazy, conventional wisdom-defying election

By Larry Platt

Vote For Higher Ed

Higher education as a public good is on the ballot this November. A longtime college president highlights the stark choices

By Elaine Maimon

President Biden’s Higher Ed Transformation

A long-time college president says student debt forgiveness is a return to the idea of college as a public good — and recommends more ways to stop debt before it starts

By Elaine Maimon

Joe Biden’s Master Class in … Politics?

Does the Biden administration’s recent winning streak, including the Inflation Reduction and CHIPS and Science Acts, contain an object lesson for Philly?

By Larry Platt

Forgiving Student Loans… For Public Servants

Rather than canceling student debt for everyone, a longtime college president points to recently revised standards for college loan forgiveness that apply to teachers, police officers, firefighters and others in public service

By Elaine Maimon

What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Philly

Public transit, highways, electric cars. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out three big opportunities for Philly in the wake of Pres. Biden’s deal this month

By Jon Geeting