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Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial, has just agreed to pay $67.5 million SEC fine. But the landmark 2008 settlement with Bank of America, which had acquired Countrywide that year, has done little to help defrauded homeowners.

Is there a progressive vision for the post-Daley era in Chicago?

With budget crunches slamming cities and urban industry continuing to decline, what can be done to rebuild American cities so that they are strong and work for everyone?

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.

Developing policy solutions to reduce inequality is not difficult. Mustering political will to enact them is.

The foreclosure crisis is now hitting even the safest borrowers. That makes passing the Right to Rent Act, which would enable homeowners who can't get loan modifications to stay in their homes, even more critical.

As New York City struggles with continued foreclosures, an anemic economy and large deficits, we hear constant calls to balance the budget on the backs of those most in need. But we believe that the city can plan a recovery that narrows the growing economic divide.

There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.
 

Thoroughly green and worker-owned, co-ops are a vibrant response to economic distress.

Blogs

“It’s what happens when you don’t spend money on affordable housing.”

April 17, 2014

We end out First 100 Days blog with a look at what stands between the progressive mayor and the far-off finish line.

April 17, 2014

After the triumphs and troubles of his first three months in office, the mayor lays claim to grassroots, people-powered movement politics.

April 10, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

On schools, housing and more, both pro and con want nuts and bolts.

April 9, 2014

And that’s good news for the progressive mayor.

April 8, 2014

If the UPK fight defined the first 100 days of the mayor’s current term, housing will likely dominate the remaining 1,360 days.

April 7, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

The mayor wants to break down some of the barriers that distance power from people. Good call.

April 3, 2014