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New York Public Library

The demise of the New York Public Library’s Central Library Plan is the end of a Bloomberg-era castle in the sky.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

The progressive revival, from the asphalt up.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Riverton Houses

The New York real estate market has become a private equity playground, and the result has been a disaster for tenants and the market alike.

Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

Blogs

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

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