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Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

Bill de Blasio

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan does not actually require copious amounts of data on long-term educational outcomes.

New York City’s new public advocate on homeless children, the former mayor and her office’s shrunken budget.

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Blogs

The New York State Labor Department’s fast food Wage Board this week showed why a pay raise can’t come soon enough for fast food workers.

June 17, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015