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People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

Urban centers are by their nature spawning grounds of progressive politics.

Some progressive municipal officials have jumped beyond the boundaries of their communities to address state and national issues.

Progressive cities in a conservative sea.

Villaraigosa could make political history not just for his city, but for the country.

By supporting LA's incumbent mayor, the labor movement may have weakened its hand.

Home childcare workers declare a victory.

Blue City Grasps for Moral Zeitgeist

The letterhead of Columbia University, where I taught for four decades, reads in full "Columbia University in the City of New York," not because there is much likelihood that anyone will wonder w

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The Times raises a red flag over the mayor’s appointments.

March 3, 2014

The mayor faces a request for an aggressive post-Sandy policy.

February 28, 2014

The US attorney is investigating the New Jersey governor’s role in the George Washington Bridge closures.

February 27, 2014

The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.

February 26, 2014

Amid the push for a more progressive New York, City Council wrestles with complicated questions about how to divvy up power.

February 25, 2014

An intimate of Christie’s, the PA chairman may be on his way out.

February 24, 2014

De Blasio closes shoddy shelters, and eyes a bigger fix. 

February 21, 2014

Most of the prominent figures involved in the Bridgegate scandal—including Port Authority general counsel Philip Kwon—were directly appointed by Governor Christie.

February 18, 2014

Investigators are opening a window on Christie’s cronies at the PA.

February 14, 2014

We know what a progressive thinks about living wages and police stops. But what’s the progressive position on school cancellations?

February 13, 2014