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The most remarkable aspect of the media's treatment of the hurricane coverage
was the return of the poor, in coverage that was neither condescending nor condemnatory.

Some storm victims evacuated from New Orleans were
"sorted" by age, race or gender. Is breaking up families and
prioritizing by race any way to deal with disaster?

At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
movie.

New Orleans is the classic tale of two cities: one
showy, middle-class and white; the other poor, downtrodden and
low-income black.

There's abundant compassion but a great deal of confusion about the
best places to send charitable donations to help the victims of
Hurricane Katrina.

Progressive, grassroots charities on the Gulf Coast are poised to help hurricane victims. Here's a list of groups that need your donations.

Pat Robertson's shadowy relief organization, Operation Blessing, is prominently featured on FEMA's list of charities to receive donations for hurricane relief.

An effective progressive movement must start in cities.

The California governor's campaign to pass a series of ballot initiatives is off to a rocky start.

People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

Blogs

Amid speculation about the bombing, a great city and its people are responding to tragedy with a strength that is the stuff of poetry.

April 16, 2013

For men of color in New York, getting stopped-and-frisked is a daily reality. Will the courts do anything to change it? 

April 5, 2013

The fight in LA to house homeless disabled veterans—on land donated to the government for them—has moved to the courts.

March 25, 2013

The Republican governor seeks to give an “emergency manager,” not elected officials, authority over the city.

March 6, 2013

There is a special place reserved for the late New York City mayor in gay hell.

February 2, 2013

Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.

January 28, 2013

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012

The stakes of the fiscal showdown couldn’t be higher for people who depend on affordable housing.

November 30, 2012

NYC public housing residents call for a cancellation of rent following Hurricane Sandy and loss of basic services.

November 27, 2012