Why Do Local Democrats Govern Like National Conservatives?

It's time, a political observer argues, for state Dems to stop the hypocrisy

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Guest Commentary: Unequal School Funding Shows Why We Still Need Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the legality of race-conscious admissions in higher education. Pennsylvania’s school funding case, an education advisor argues, reflects both the problem and solution

By David M. Stone

Guest Commentary: Leave Our Judicial Elections Alone

A recent Citizen piece called for a new way to put judges in our courtrooms. That, a local elections lawyer says, might just make things worse

By Adam Bonin

Your Guide to the Philadelphia Primary Election on May 16

Who's running? City Council? Commissioners? Controller? Judges? We've got you covered, Philadelphia voters

By Kelson Northeimer, Julie Platt, and Citizen Staff

Ideas We Should Steal: A Better Way to Select Judges

Pennsylvania is one of eight states that elects judges through partisan elections, inviting political cronyism and incompetence into our courts. Does Missouri offer a better way?

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Guest Commentary: What’s Next for School Funding

A longtime state politics watcher weighs in on the “morally necessary court decision” that could mean more money for local schools — but not without a fight

By Charlie Bacas

Michael Eric Dyson’s Black History Month All Stars

All-Star #6: Robert N.C. Nix Jr.

By Michael Eric Dyson

The Color of Law: The Rise of the Philadelphia Black Lawyer

A longtime legal legend created a detailed timeline of Black lawyers in America. Here, a look at how A. Leon Higginbotham intersected with that timeline — and made history himself

By Carl Singley