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From Tom Dispatch: The current economic crisis is caused by policies that tax the richest Americans at strikingly low levels and spend huge sums on defense projects that have no bearing on national security.

"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."

"Our cities across this country are proud. They have a great history. But like a boxer, they've taken one knee, and they have to bring themselves back."

"I want to see one of the candidates come up with a comprehensive plan to eliminate the tide of drugs coming into our country. I mean, we have wars here in our city."

"The media and pollsters don't focus on urban issues. They focus on the war, abortion, gay rights -- things that, quite frankly, for those of us in the trenches, are not exactly the hot button issues."

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Here's a way to consume less oil: Eat locally! Video artist Molly Schwartz traces how far food travels from field to fork.

Pointing imaginary guns and roughing up "Iraqi civilians", antiwar veterans brought the realities of the Iraq debacle to Manhattan, in a Memorial Day protest that turned Times Square into a combat zone.

An impending rate hike could silence small independent magazines of all political stripes that make a key contribution to the conversation of democracy.

Testimony to Congress on the impact of private military contractors in Iraq.

Mother's Day was originally conceived to recognize the power of women to be instruments of peace.

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on The Colbert Report to debate the host on the question of truthiness and much more.