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Chicago's struggle to recover from the Great Fire is engaging the study of its best and most conservative minds.

After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.

From Atlanta to Los Angeles, cities are becoming greener, healthier, and more humane.

Noam Scheiber says the mayor should focus more on economic populism—but neglects to mention his big wins for New Yorkers.

Bill de Blasio was elected to unite a divided city, but some rifts are hard to mend.

The former activist and New York public advocate discusses his first year as mayor.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

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Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

For Rudy Giuliani, the greater the threat or instability, the more money he makes. 

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015