Listen: Ali Velshi on the Originalism Sin
The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member interviews Penn professor Kermit Roosevelt III about whether the Supreme Court can overcome its devotion to originalism before our democracy collapses
Guest Commentary: We Must Talk About Abortion
On the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a local Democratic Congresswoman warns of what’s at stake in 2024: Pennsylvanians’ rights
More Age Diversity, Please
A young local public policy professional says adding term limits would cycle out politicians who’ve overstayed their welcome — and invite new, younger leaders into the legislative mix
Got Student Debt? Heed this Advice.
A long-time university president on the quick and easy way to ease the debt burden for the thousands of Americans facing an increase in their monthly payments
College Diversity Without Affirmative Action
A long-time university president reflects on what it would take for selective colleges and universities to diversify their campuses. Spoiler alert: We already know how to do it.
Politics is the Power Struggle Some Founders Foresaw
Our country’s earliest politicians predicted today’s political divides — and their motivations: a hunger for power
When Affirmative Action Was a Philly Thing
Revisiting The Philadelphia Plan — the nation’s first federal affirmative action program and the brainchild of Republicans who argued that it was good for business
The Unfairness of Students for ‘Fair’ Admissions
The Students for Fair Admissions’ Supreme Court case that struck down affirmative action was not about fairness in college admissions. It was about race.