Councilmembers’ financial matters are often shrouded in mystery.
By Anthony Hennen
Details of the recent case involving Rep. Margo Davison help shed light on why the Delaware County State Representative was allowed to keep her pension.
By Bradley Vasoli
Union boss John Dougherty was indicted again this week, and 12 percent of City Council is facing corruption charges. One outraged elected official is calling for an end to the scourge of Philly politics.
By Jared Solomon
Left-wing megadonors are focusing on small, local elections and seizing generational political power doing it. Their success is robbing citizens of the political balance needed to secure their communities.
By Ben Mannes
The secret ballot is too important and too crucial to our democracy to let go of due to convenience or the shifts of political winds. We must be wary and safeguard it.
By Howard Lurie
While most of City Council stays silent as law enforcement are vilified — and signs off on bills to prevent police funding increases — the vast majority of members are receiving private police protection.
By Todd Shepherd
What can be done about Philadelphia’s corrupting ‘Councilmanic Prerogative’? How can an informal practice be outlawed, especially when the people who could outlaw it are the ones who benefit from it?
A compulsive attachment to disposable artifacts of the relatively recent past is a prerequisite of any claim to being a real Philadelphian.
By Josh Gohlke