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The citizens of one of our largest cities are being shut out of the decisions that will affect their future.

Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

Chicago taxi

If cab drivers in Chicago win their lawsuit to become employees of the city, their jobs will become a lot less terrible.

Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.

As part of The Nation's mayoral candidate series, Albanese explains why fixing the education system must begin with a commitment to early learning. 

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

Blogs

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

A raise would reduce inequality and boost the economy. Why won’t lawmakers act?

November 15, 2012

Occupy Sandy, the grassroots relief effort started by Occupy Wall Street, has been helping individuals when traditional aid groups and organizations have failed to show up.

November 5, 2012

Mayor Mike said he would bet 25 cents on Obama winning, but not 50.

November 4, 2012

A report from Downtown Manhattan, and a Hurricane Sandy volunteer.

November 1, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012

Bloomberg has stirred presidential buzz before. He’s not running this year. But he is campaigning on some of the biggest issues of the moment.

August 7, 2012

Why are some liberals misrepresenting the debate and claiming corporations have First Amendment rights?

July 30, 2012