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Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.

During the 2000 election, many activists saw little difference between Democrats and Republicans.

While New York City authorities and anti-GOP organizers square off over the right to rally, cultural activists are taking matters into their own hands.

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

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.

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


The governor says a higher minimum wage in New York City could cause chaos.

February 12, 2014

The mayor traded applause lines for critique and permitted comparisons of his ambition to La Guardia's.

February 10, 2014

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

February 10, 2014

The Gay Officers Action League supports the mayor's decision not to march, and respects individual officers' right to participate, while calling for allies to join in the boycott.

February 8, 2014

The mayor has named Chirlane McCray to head the Fund to Advance New York City, one of several nonprofits launched by earlier mayors, all of which are stingy with information about donors.

February 7, 2014

Advocates hoped the mayor would bar city uniforms at an event that excludes gay and lesbian groups.

February 5, 2014

The new mayor has a real emergency on his hands.

February 4, 2014

We’re only thirty-four days into the de Blasio administration, but we’ve already seen enough to draw five conclusions about what kind of mayor he’ll be.

February 3, 2014

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

February 1, 2014

Following through on a key campaign promise, de Blasio agrees to an inclusive reform process for stop-and-frisk—but does it matter?

January 30, 2014