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February 4, 2016
The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City
A city in the grip of a housing crisis just spent $5 million on the Super Bowl. Yes, people are angry.
February 3, 2016
‘Can Anybody Tell Me Why the Governor of Michigan Is Not Here Today?’
Flint residents rode buses overnight to tell Congress about how the water crisis has upended their lives. Their governor was conspicuously absent.
February 1, 2016
What’s Life Like in America’s First City With a Muslim-Majority City Council?
While the media highlight “conflict,” residents say there’s not much ethnic tension worth mentioning.
January 29, 2016
Anna Deavere Smith: Report From Baltimore
Dramatizing the school-to-prison pipeline—and organizing theater audiences in the process.
January 22, 2016
Should Anti-Abortion Activists Be Allowed to Harass Preschoolers?
A charter school in DC has unwittingly been drawn into the controversy over Planned Parenthood.
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January 19, 2016
The Poisoning of Flint
Decades of catastrophic austerity policies and ruinous government fealty to corporate interests are jeopardizing the people of Michigan—and the rest of the country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 18, 2016
Outcry Over the Austerity Crisis in Flint Grows
Details of how Flint’s water was contaminated, and of how pleas for help were neglected, are leading to calls for inquiries, arrest, resignation.
January 8, 2016
Broadband City: How New York Is Bridging Its Digital Divide
After two years in office, the de Blasio administration
has made bold moves to make the Internet accessible for all New Yorkers.
January 7, 2016
Postal Banking Worked—Let’s Bring It Back
Regulated, federally subsidized banks serve the wealthy and the middle class. A Wild West hodgepodge of unregulated lenders serves everybody else.
January 7, 2016
Start Making Sense: Rahm Emanuel Must Go
Rick Perlstein on the Chicago mayor; Adam Gopnik and Amy Wilentz on Charlie Hebdo; and Rebecca Solnit on climate change in the Himalayas.
Start Making Sense