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What the ugly history of a 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibit tells us about ourselves today.

John Boehner claims public financing had nothing to do with the Amtrak disaster, but like so many others, it can be directly traced to funding shortfalls.

Six weeks after Rahm Emanuel defeated populist, pro-teacher candidate Chuy Garcia in Chicago, public-school advocates are mobilizing for victory in Philly.

The hipster bar Pete’s Candy Store, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

D.W. Gibson gets beyond the banter about gentrification.

In Baltimore, “effort and excellent is trumped by inheritance and access,” Jackson says. 

International Community High School students rally outside City Hall

High school students and teachers are embracing civil disobedience—and learning the repercussions.

NYPD detain a protester

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.

NYC Protest

After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.

Detroit homeowners wait for foreclosure hearings

Long-time residents are fighting to keep their homes in what could be the single largest tax foreclosure in American history.

Jesus Garcia

Whether Emanuel wins or loses his fight for mayor, the savvy coalition leading the charge against him may already have changed Chicago politics for the better.

Blogs

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015