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"Republicans and Democrats alike, among mayors in this country, have been very, very upset and concerned about the disregard for cities by this administration."

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in the fourth in a series of conversations on the issues at stake for America's cities in Campaign 08.

" The federal government talks a good game about homeland security. And yet cities, like Los Angeles, are constantly struggling to get the resources we need to provide that security. "

The most devastated neighborhood in America makes an ideal backdrop for a morally ambiguous play about abandonment.

The more sophisticated security technology becomes in our nation's cities, the more reason privacy activists have to be alarmed.

The city has backed away from its longstanding commitment to avoid procuring city workers' garments from offshore sweatshops.

A longtime activist, running in a special City Council election, is just what New Orleans needs.

If the American people continue to avert their eyes from the slow death of an abandoned city, their communities may soon be the next to fail.

A batch of new books on Hurricane Katrina investigate who is to blame for the tragedy.

In response to a crime wave, police are imprisoning a record number of nonviolent offenders.

Blogs

Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two police officers, he shot Shaneka Thompson. That matters more than law enforcement’s blame game.

December 23, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

280 workers organized to win a landmark settlement against one of San Francisco's most revered dim sum restaurants.

December 15, 2014

Congress’s spending bill overrides Washington’s vote to legalize marijuana and thwarts the will of the people.

December 11, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

The city now has a Retail Workers Bill of Rights.

December 5, 2014

Let’s get serious about addressing erratic, constantly changing schedules that are a Holiday-season nightmare for workers.

December 1, 2014

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.

October 6, 2014