Broad + Liberty is a nonprofit committed to offering the Philadelphia area and beyond a wide range of diverse viewpoints, through opinion essays and videos — about issues, ideas and policies that matter.
We launched on September 17th, 2019, in honor of Constitution Day: an important day in our nation’s history and for our region. As our founding partners wrote in our introductory letter:
Broad + Liberty [is] an online opinion site where the Philadelphia region’s issues, policies and ideas intersect with the values and principles that guided the founders when they began the great American experiment at Sixth and Chestnut.
“Broad + Liberty strives to improve our politics by improving our civic dialogue, beginning with the local. We will provoke thought, challenge ideological assumptions, and offer a perspective on the issues that matter most unlike any other outlet in the region. There are many different viewpoints out there, and people you disagree with aren’t the enemy. Expect to be challenged. Engage where you can. And keep in mind that you could be wrong. Above all, respect the universal dignity of all people.”
Broad + Liberty strives to improve our politics by improving our civic dialogue, beginning with the local.
Albert Eisenberg is a rising conservative star in digital media and political communications who has been published in multiple national media outlets, including Real Clear Politics, The National Review Online, and The Hill. Albert runs a digital strategy firm based out of Philadelphia. He is a Philadelphia native and resides in Kensington.
Kevin Ferris is the co-author of two books on wounded warriors, “Vets and Pets” and “Unbreakable Bonds.” He was a commentary editor and columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his freelance work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News Opinion, the Weekly Standard, the Washington Examiner, The Hill and the Christian Science Monitor. He lives in West Chester.
Linda A. Kerns is an attorney practicing civil litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in both federal and state courts. She is a veteran of the Pennsylvania election law scene, dedicating her time to promoting a free and fair process. She has provided commentary to radio, television, print and online media, on a variety of issues. Born in Delaware County, Linda resides in Center City Philadelphia.
Colleen A. Sheehan is Professor of Politics and Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. She has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and on the State Board of Education. She is the recipient of Earhart and Bradley Fellowships and is currently Visiting Scholar at the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Sheehan is author of The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism; James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government; Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the “Other” Federalists, 1787-88; and The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist (with Jack Rakove, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press). Her current projects include The World of Emma Woodhouse (an interpretation of Jane Austen’s Emma) and “Madison’s America.”
Terry Tracy is an entrepreneur with vast private sector experience and an expertise in municipal public policy and economic development. He is passionate about good government issues and advocates for fiscal restraint. Terry is a native of Delaware County and resides there with his family.
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