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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.

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It’s one thing to control a sensitive story about a child’s private struggles. It’s another to package it so slickly that a genuine and inspiring message gets drowned out.

December 27, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

And maybe that's perfectly OK.

December 23, 2013

Before his mayoralty and after, The Nation repeatedly held La Guardia up as the model of how powerful and progressive a mayor can actually be.

December 21, 2013

The mayor-elect's calls on behalf of Mark-Viverito have infuriated county Democratic chairmen, who back another candidate.

December 18, 2013

New York City's mayor-elect is looking to become a national spokesperson on urban issues. That's not ambition. It's necessity.

December 16, 2013

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

The mayor-elect will have to manage a huge budget, labor talks, an aggressive press and a cagey governor. Oh, and he might just carry the hopes of the progressive movement.

December 13, 2013

Chicago’s commitment of almost half a billion dollars to privatize its transit fare collections sweated greed from every pore—and it doesn’t even work.

December 10, 2013

The difference between President Obama and Mayor-elect de Blasio lies not in how they view inequality but in how they plan to fight it.

December 9, 2013