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New Orleans Jazz Fest

In a city divided by extremes, the festival brings together all kinds of people to cook up something marvelous.

Occupy New Haven

Just after its six-month anniversary, the last occupation in New England was evicted. Freed from maintaining camp life, will the occupiers' momentum return?

New York City Hall

Residents in four New York City districts had the chance to allocate funding for community improvement themselves. Can participatory budgeting make American democracy less lonely?

Our car-dependent, suburban, homeowner culture is no longer affordable. An exhibit at MoMA examines what to do about it.

Dennis Kucinich

He was sanguine Tuesday night when I spoke with him by phone about his gerrymandered eviction from the US House of Representatives.

City manager

Unelected individuals are taking control of whole cities and school districts, from Flint to Benton Harbor to Detroit.

A progressive labor slate has won a historic legislative victory, overturning the traditional Democratic machine.

John Lindsay’s New York—and what it can teach us about neglected urban problems.

Ignoring the signs of dire need, the government is slashing its housing budget.

Urban biking

The Complete Streets movement is helping city residents reimagine their roads.

Blogs

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Labor rights, voter rights, gay rights, immigrant rights, Democratic renewal, independent progressives, a sheriff with a heart and “Occupy” candidates: all on the ballot for 2011's busiest election day.

November 7, 2011

 Boulder voters reject corporate personhood, and move to replace private power with a public utility.

November 4, 2011

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

October 26, 2011

President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.

September 23, 2011

For the first time since the Vietnam War, mayors are calling for ending wars and redirecting funds to services at home.

June 21, 2011

Veteran fixer Rahm Emanuel fixes his ballot problem by finding a court that will let him run for mayor of Chicago.

January 28, 2011

The snow is mostly melted after a near-record storm immobilized much of New York for nearly four days last week. But before non-New Yorkers gloat -- beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of a crop of problems that are likely to be coming your way.

January 3, 2011

Support the Working Families Party—a real progressive alternative.

October 13, 2010

A tale of two attacked cities, or the differences between New York and Oklahoma City.

September 24, 2010