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Developing policy solutions to reduce inequality is not difficult. Mustering political will to enact them is.

The foreclosure crisis is now hitting even the safest borrowers. That makes passing the Right to Rent Act, which would enable homeowners who can't get loan modifications to stay in their homes, even more critical.

As New York City struggles with continued foreclosures, an anemic economy and large deficits, we hear constant calls to balance the budget on the backs of those most in need. But we believe that the city can plan a recovery that narrows the growing economic divide.

There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.
 

Thoroughly green and worker-owned, co-ops are a vibrant response to economic distress.

The joy and community found in Mardi Gras offer an antidote to defeatism and despair.

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.

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If the UPK fight defined the first 100 days of the mayor’s current term, housing will likely dominate the remaining 1,360 days.

April 7, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

The mayor wants to break down some of the barriers that distance power from people. Good call.

April 3, 2014

The New Jersey governor may have acted illegally in diverting $1.8 billion from the Port Authority to pet projects in the state.

April 2, 2014

Despite well-funded opposition, New York’s mayor was able to deliver on the biggest commitment of last year’s campaign.

April 1, 2014

Communities nationwide are calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. On Tuesday, Wisconsin towns will join the fight.

March 31, 2014

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

Every $1 billion invested in the U.S. transportation infrastructure supports and creates some 47,500 jobs.

March 27, 2014