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How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

What Bill de Blasio can learn from Antonio Villaraigosa

The outlook for Mayor de Blasio’s signature initiative just got a whole lot brighter.

In the Bloomberg era, the woes of wealthy parents eclipsed those of everyone else. Now we’re talking about what most families are up against. 

Bill Bratton and Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio touts his police commissioner pick as a “progressive visionary,” but Bill Bratton’s record tells a different story.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Kshama Sawant, right (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kshama Sawant’s City Council victory reflects broad trends: polls show voters are increasingly immune to redbaiting.

Gayle McLaughlin (Credit: Francis Reynolds)

The fearless Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, has taken on Chevron and big banks on behalf of taxpayers and underwater homeowners. 

Blogs

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

Will the Pulaski Skyway bring down New Jersey’s governor?

May 5, 2014

A big-city mayor proposes moving toward $15-an-hour. A movement builds.

May 2, 2014

Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the partnership between federal and local agents.

May 2, 2014

The impasse facing the TWA healthcare program stems from the taxi workforce’s structural exclusion from labor protections

April 28, 2014

“It’s what happens when you don’t spend money on affordable housing.”

April 17, 2014

We end out First 100 Days blog with a look at what stands between the progressive mayor and the far-off finish line.

April 17, 2014

After the triumphs and troubles of his first three months in office, the mayor lays claim to grassroots, people-powered movement politics.

April 10, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

On schools, housing and more, both pro and con want nuts and bolts.

April 9, 2014