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Washington more often suffocates than satisfies our dreams, and this may prove to be the twenty-third season's unwavering dramatic thread.

Legal remedies are not strong enough to save defrauded citizens from losing their homes.

Representative Marcy Kaptur, a longstanding advocate for foreclosure relief, talks to The Nation about prospects for sweeping financial reform.

Mandatory mediation programs are preventing foreclosures across the country. Congress should do more to support them.

Charles Pugh's sexual orientation took a back seat to Detroit voters' concerns about the economy and unemployment.

The country's oldest student association has its eyes on the prize--student aid reform.

Some hardcore Obama campaign volunteers find rewarding jobs outside the administration.

Whatever his party label, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's firmest loyalties are to Wall Street. Why is his Democratic opponent unwilling to forcefully challenge him on economic issues?

An overwhelming majority of Chicagoans oppose spending any public money on the Olympics. But Obama is lining up with Mayor Daley in support of the Windy City's bid.

Our investigation into the shootings of African-Americans in the days after Hurricane Katrina seems to have gotten the feds' attention; but in New Orleans, the wheels of justice have rusted.

Blogs

For many of Brazil’s residents, the battles between World Cup teams aren’t nearly as important as the battle to keep their homes, or to protest free from the threat of violence.

June 16, 2014

As a major city opts for a minimum wage that’s double the federal rate, what seemed an improbable goal gets very real.

June 2, 2014

Two top Christie aides were subpoenaed in an ongoing investigation into the Port Authority slush fund.

June 2, 2014

Community groups say building a trauma in Chicago’s South Side would save lives.

May 19, 2014

Christie’s former top political aide and the governor’s spokesman dispute each other’s recollections.

May 16, 2014

Why is an accrediting commission targeting a well-performing college serving underprivileged communities?

May 15, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

Will the Pulaski Skyway bring down New Jersey’s governor?

May 5, 2014

A big-city mayor proposes moving toward $15-an-hour. A movement builds.

May 2, 2014

Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the partnership between federal and local agents.

May 2, 2014