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Manhattan is a tight little island. Around thirteen miles long, it has a width that varies from two miles to a few hundred feet.

Matt Gonzalez, San Francisco's Green candidate for mayor, is trying to put an end to the forty-year grip the Democrats have held over the city's electoral politics and become the nation's most pr

After two elegantly written, consistently engaging, critically praised,
ambitious if not entirely satisfying novels, the prodigiously gifted
Colson Whitehead has given the reading public every

Seattle is curbing greenhouse gases through more efficient power consumption.

Almost a thousand boisterous supporters--most of them unionized Latino service workers--showed up on March 4 at the vote-counting and subsequent victory party for new City Councilman-elect Antoni

How an antiwar initiative is turning into a way to strengthen democracy.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

The economy of New York City still reels from the attack on September
11, to which has been added the economic effect of global recession and
Wall Street's sharp decline.

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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

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

March 27, 2014

San Francisco is in the midst of a war, but it’s not about culture.

March 24, 2014

The poll numbers don’t matter, but the limited narrative they reflect does.

March 20, 2014

Pressure mounts for the New Jersey governor.

March 19, 2014

The mayor signals he might accept universal pre-K without a tax hike. He might be in a better position if he had made that move weeks ago.

March 11, 2014

A narrow decision on charter school co-locations has charter proponents howling—but is their outrage overblown?

March 5, 2014