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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.

Two years ago, Katrina shed light on a harsh truth--we are all victims of a failed government.

Drastic changes in the educational system are leaving New Orleans's public schools behind.

Community members and outside organizations are working together to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

The city lacks the resources to address its residents' urgent mental health needs.

The toxic neoliberal policies used to rebuild New Orleans have led to a spiraling social crisis.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans's ruling class is demolishing public housing to make way for private businesses and expensive condos.

The NAFTA Superhighway is a total myth. But the private Trans-Texas Corridor is all too real, foretelling a future America in which globalism and crony capitalism eclipse government as the provider of public services.

The Minneapolis bridge collapse should prod all presidential candidates, especially Democrats, to come up with real plans to fix our crumbling infrastructure.

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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

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014