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Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

A homeless family

An already-bleak housing and homelessness situation is about to get a lot worse.

New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.

Bloomberg

The state of the city isn't quite as wonderful as the mayor claims.

A writer navigates the empty streets and boarded-up businesses of his childhood.

Enterprise lot

It seems unbelievable, but land dedicated to the VA for housing veterans has been denied to them—and LA has more homeless vets than any city in America.

Phoenix

The city is at the crossroads of climate change—and, for a host of reasons, an unsustainable future. 

Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

California flag

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

Blogs

To carry out its ambitious progressive agenda, the de Blasio administration needs focus on sustained citizen engagement.

January 8, 2014

Kshama Sawant sees her election as “a sign that we are heading into a period of political change.”

January 6, 2014

The press defends a helpless city against the terror that is Melissa Mark-Viverito.

January 6, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

An agenda of constitutional amendments, structural changes and referendum votes for raises and rights.

January 1, 2014

He takes the oath, and observers weigh in on what it all means.

January 1, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

Forget what the talking heads tell you: our current mayor was often a lot more, and often a lot less, than just a manager.

December 28, 2013

It’s one thing to control a sensitive story about a child’s private struggles. It’s another to package it so slickly that a genuine and inspiring message gets drowned out.

December 27, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013