Can You Run Pennsylvania the Way You Run a Garbage Company?

Scott Wagner is winning. It’s a Friday in August, and the York County businessman-turned-state-senator just sent out 600 paychecks to his employees. Penn Waste, his […]


Harmon Leon and Ted Rall Invade Trump’s America

Hard to believe, but this Saturday is January 20, the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump being sworn in as president of the United States of […]


Krasner Announces Rest of DA’s Office Leadership Hires in Internal Email

In an internal email obtained by Philadelphia magazine, District Attorney Larry Krasner officially announced the rest of his office’s new leadership team following a staff meeting […]

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City Hires Evan Thornburg as Deputy Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs

On Monday, the Office of LGBT Affairs officially announced the hiring of Evan Thornburg as its first-ever deputy director. Thornburg, a Philadelphia native, will assist, […]


Vince Fumo Would Like to Be Vince Fumo Again

The host wore his tux, and the bar was open, but anyone with eyes could see the empire eroding. State Senator Vince Fumo stood there, […]

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Out Community Advocate Alex Deering Announces Historic Candidacy for State Rep

At 34 years old, community advocate Alex Deering wants to transform North Philadelphia and make history along the way. In an announcement released exclusively to Philadelphia magazine, […]


Is Philly Really Less Corrupt Than It Used to Be?

Need a belly laugh? This fall, the Washington, D.C.-based mag Governing praised Philadelphia for virtually stamping out political corruption. I wish I were exaggerating. The […]


OPINION: I Hope Amazon HQ2 Doesn’t Come to Philly

Today is the deadline for cities to place their bids to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Philadelphia, along with Chicago, Houston, Boston and more than 50 other […]


State Rep. Curtis Thomas Disputes Report That He May Retire

In response to a City&State report in which sources claimed that 15-term state Rep. W. Curtis Thomas was thinking about retiring and backing his cousin Malcolm Kenyatta to succeed him […]


We Want Answers: How Rebecca Rhynhart Pulled Off the Political Upset of the Year

When Philadelphians went to the polls during last spring’s primary, most eyes were on the city’s highly competitive DA’s race, in which ultra-progressive Larry Krasner […]


There’s a Way to Get Republicans Out of City Hall Once and for All

In the past year, I’ve become less and less impressed with both major political parties. I was never a Republican: I’m too black, too gay, and […]


OPINION: The City Tolerates the FOP’s Lack of Respect for Black Lives

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” […]


Martina White: The It Girl of Red Philadelphia

Martina White knew this was coming. Less than two weeks before the most shocking presidential election in modern history, the Republican lawmaker was sitting at […]

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Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs Seeks First-Ever Deputy Director

For the first time in the city’s history, there will now be two people in the Mayor’s Office leading the city on LGBTQ issues: The […]


LISTEN: Did Philly Democrats Commit Voter Fraud in the 197th District?

The latest episode of Pushback, the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]