The Fix: You Can’t Change a Culture of Corruption…

…when just about everyone in it is complicit. State Rep. Jared Solomon and Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez have spoken out. But, in the aftermath of the Dougherty conviction, where are the others?

By Larry Platt

The Fix: How About an Open, Transparent Government Run By… You?

Feeling alienated from your government, at all levels? Maybe we should open it up and change our relationship to it

By Larry Platt

The Fix: Is Now The Time to Go Softer On Public Corruption?

A ballot question amends the charter’s ban on political activity. Is there evidence that, left to their own devices, our political players will make good government choices?

By Larry Platt

The Fix: It’s Always Groundhog Day

In another black mark on public integrity, former Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, now an employee of the Register of Wills, applied for the controversial DROP program. Will Tracey Gordon step in?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Term Limits For City Council?

Would term limits like they have in Arlington, Texas and across the nation make Council more responsive…to us? Check out this story from January, and then find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Larry Platt

The Fix: Corruption Is On The Ballot…In Chicago!

Can the Windy City’s stunning mayoral election results serve as an object lesson for Philly?

By Larry Platt

The Last Outraged Philadelphian

Today State Rep. Jared Solomon is announcing a bill to give voters recall power. Why is he seemingly the only person worked up about Philly’s culture of corruption?

By Larry Platt

The Fix: Term Limits For City Council?

In Arlington, Texas and across the nation, term limits are gaining steam. Would they make Council more responsive…to us?

By Larry Platt