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September 16, 2020
The Stories We Tell About Class
A conversation with Eula Biss about the nature of work, leisure, consumption, and her new book
Having and Being Had
September 16, 2020
A Movement for Housing Justice Is Camped Out on Philly Streets
Activists gather to protect encampments and demand that the city transfer buildings to a community land trust.
August 19, 2020
As a national housing crisis approaches, the police side with property against people.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
July 22, 2020
A New America Is Possible—Now
It’s high time to finally end poverty and systemic racism, mitigate climate change, and halt this country’s ever-growing militarism.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
June 18, 2020
When Police and Public Health Collide in the Age of Covid-19
Why is the capital of one of the most progressive states in the country so backward when it comes to public health?
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June 16, 2020
The Deep Roots of Our Housing Crisis
By examining the history of housing inequality in San Francisco and California, Conor Dougherty makes a sobering case for how and why our politics and politicians have failed.
Rachel M. Cohen
June 5, 2020
When Shelter Comes Down to the Luck of the Draw
As eviction moratoriums expire, lotteries determine who gets rent relief.
May 29, 2020
It’s Time to Cancel the Rent
Democrats are pushing two proposals to help Americans cover rent payments. Neither gives tenants what they really need: more power.
Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
May 14, 2020
Los Angeles’s ‘Eviction Ban’ Doesn’t Protect Tenants
The city’s emergency measures will only delay a huge wave of evictions until later this year.
May 13, 2020
We Really Can’t Screw Up Disaster Season This Year. Global Health Depends on It.
Amid a pandemic, FEMA and HUD must be ready to provide renters with safe homes.
Vanessa A. Bee