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Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

Learn the best bathroom options and soup kitchen schedules, carry a blanket, squat and more.

Television news reports are casting new light on the violence that
flourished in New Orleans in the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The indictment of Alex Sanchez, a revered gangbanger-turned-peacemaker, raises doubts about the LAPD and whether it should be released from a federal court order.

Who will be the next to die because our cities spend money on sports stadiums instead of basic infrastructure?

Millions will be spent to bring the biggest event in sports to the Superdome, while the victims of Hurricane Katrina remain on the sidelines.

The foreclosure crisis is far from being resolved. Wright says that banks are still pursuing even those who have already given up their homes.

Why the home loan industry won't (and can't) fix itself.

In the second 9/11, all the pain and torture is in the neighborhood.

The Democratic Party found its voice in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It owes the people of New Orleans a real recovery.

Blogs

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

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015

A supporter of public schools and teachers pushes Democrats to get on the side of the future.

April 3, 2015

Chuy challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel and insider Democrats.

April 1, 2015

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