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The only bright spot in this man-made disaster has been the wave of public outrage at the Administration's failure to provide aid to the most vulnerable.

What happened in New Orleans is an extreme and criminally tragic consequence of the belief that cutting public spending makes for a better society.

The reconstruction of New Orleans could set the stage for a comprehensive legislative initiative akin to the New Deal.

Our strategy ought not to be to fight every prospective terrorist to the death in Iraq, but to deny them the cause that has swollen their ranks--our continuing presence there.

Washington Wizards power forward Etan Thomas is using
his swoosh-adorned status as a sports star to speak out on the gross
negligence of the Bush Administration.

For once, Wal-Mart is acting like a hero, with speedy
delivery of water and supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. If it
could only act that way every day.

America's narcissism and willful blindness to its own
moral failings have been placed in sharp relief as the nation fitfully
responds to the needs of storm victims.

Long fooled by the Bush image machine, Americans now
understand that this Administration can only deliver spin, not
substance; photo ops, not action.

Despite persistent calls from the right to raze the
ruined city, gritty storm survivors from New Orleans to Gulfport and
Houston begin to put their lives together again.

Blogs

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

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

De Blasio won with NYC voters "regardless of race, gender, age, education, religion or income." 

November 5, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013

Lhota’s sincerity shone through in the final NYC mayoral debate, but he’s no match for de Blasio’s political savvy. 

October 31, 2013

The Nation strongly urges its readers in New York City to vote de Blasio on the Working Families Party line. It’s a way to send a message that you applaud the progressive values he embodies.

October 28, 2013

Could a debate over campaign finance breathe new life into Lhota's bid for NYC mayor?

October 25, 2013