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Patrick Markee and Lizzie Ratner report from a New York intake clinic for homeless families in the Bronx.

With homeless rates at record highs, America needs a bold new housing policy.

A biography of Robert Clifton Weaver traces the life and times of an often misunderstood urban reformer.

Rep. John Conyers expressed concern and a California activist group called for investigations of vigilante violence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Both the perpetrators and victims of violent attacks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in vivid detail.

Hysteria over looters in the storm-ravaged city had grave unintended consequences. Justice must be done.

Did New Orleans police play a role in the grisly death of Henry Glover?

White vigilante justice tore through New Orleans after the storm. But no official investigation has shed light on the violence.

Two new books uncover the colonial origins and musical roots of New Orleans.

Hurricane Gustav should have been political rat poison for the GOP; instead, it became an argument for drilling.

Blogs

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

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