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As young community leaders take office and a progressive power base grows, machine politics is losing its grip on the Big Apple.

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka wants to reclaim New Jersey’s largest city from charter schools and Wall Street.

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

George Goehl

We can do it by calling for reforms that shift control of the economy away from corporate giants.

Bill de Blasio

According to the right-wing media’s script, of course not.

Blogs

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