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 "Even somebody like me can learn how to fight."

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

A foreclosed home

An unlikely grassroots coalition is keeping residents in their homes, one property at a time.

The Obama-Boehner budget's ban on abortion funding for DC is a stark reminder that district residents still aren't treated as equals in American democracy.

The Next Big Housing Crisis?

Second-lien debt could be a greater threat to bank solvency than the subprime disaster of 2008.

The mayor's company created a “coalition” to promote its interests in the Comcast-NBC merger, proving itself an agile peddler of influence in Washington.

Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.

In California's Central Valley, the collapse of the housing bubble is causing acute misery.

Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.

Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial, has just agreed to pay $67.5 million SEC fine. But the landmark 2008 settlement with Bank of America, which had acquired Countrywide that year, has done little to help defrauded homeowners.

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Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

For Rudy Giuliani, the greater the threat or instability, the more money he makes. 

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015