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Battles between the city's black and Latino gangs are the outcome of a dismal racial and economic situation.

Mourning a slain young mother in New Orleans, the only way to dignify her death is to try to create real justice here.

Look at the devastated Gulf Coast, and it seems like only yesterday that the storm hit. Here's what Washington can do to speed a criminally slow recovery.

The shoddy construction of FEMA's trailers has led to an epidemic of respiratory illness among Katrina refugees.

David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

Low-wage workers in hotels near Los Angeles International Airport are the latest to benefit from the city's living-wage law, riding a wave of considerable political momentum.

The New Orleans school system, re-created in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina, is beginning to look like something designed by FEMA.

There's little evidence so far that Democrats will push for reconstruction in New Orleans.

Adam Gopnik's Through the Children's Gate details the trials of
a very smug and special class of parents raising children in
post-9/11 New York.

The hype-masters of sports would have us believe that the return of the New
Orleans Saints to the Superdome is a sign of a city on the
verge of resurrection. It's not.

Blogs

Most of the prominent figures involved in the Bridgegate scandal—including Port Authority general counsel Philip Kwon—were directly appointed by Governor Christie.

February 18, 2014

Investigators are opening a window on Christie’s cronies at the PA.

February 14, 2014

We know what a progressive thinks about living wages and police stops. But what’s the progressive position on school cancellations?

February 13, 2014

The mayor criticized his predecessor repeatedly as he announced his first spending plan.

February 12, 2014

Squaring community needs with developers’ desires requires not kinder-and-gentler rezoning but a new process for shaping the city.

February 10, 2014

In February 1914, an editorial warned against allowing a small, privileged driving minority to jeopardize the lives of everyone else.

February 1, 2014

After an intense battle over how to use the state’s JPMorgan payout, all of the funds will go to ease troubled homeowners.

January 22, 2014

Restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal is making a long shot bid for DC mayor. 

January 22, 2014

Kang Wong’s case highlights the need for language access services in police departments.

January 21, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014