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Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio news and analysis from The Nation
March 29, 2019
The NYPD Union’s War Against Parole Reform
For decades, cops have aggressively opposed even minor reforms concerning accountability and criminal justice. Now, they’re finding they no longer have the state’s parole board under their thumb.
February 14, 2019
New York Fights—and Amazon Flees
As the HQ2 deal collapses, the question becomes: Can the city can come up with a better model of economic development?
January 10, 2019
Bill de Blasio, the Happiness Mayor?
After seeming to retreat from his initial bold vision, New York’s mayor has returned with a plan for comprehensive health care and, yes, happiness.
December 13, 2018
New York Has a Plan to Tackle Some of Its Worst Carbon Polluters
Hint: We’re looking at you, Trump Tower.
November 19, 2018
The Scam at the Heart of New York’s Amazon Deal
New York is struggling with competing housing, education, and transit crises. So why is it giving billions to a voracious mega-monopoly?
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July 25, 2018
Elite New York High Schools Need More Diversity—Standardized Testing Isn’t Helping
Standardized testing won’t encourage diversity in elite New York City high schools—creating a supportive culture will.
May 17, 2018
Want to See How Biased Broken Windows Policing Is? Spend a Day in Court
In New York City, the overwhelming majority of misdemeanor arraignments are of people of color.
January 31, 2018
The Federal Government Is Unraveling—but the State of Our Cities Is Strong
Dispatches from the urban resistance, from Philadelphia to Seattle and beyond
January 10, 2018
New York City vs. Big Oil
contributors Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben, Bill de Blasio announced that New York City would divest from and sue fossil-fuel companies.
January 1, 2018
Mayor de Blasio Should Seize His Second Term to Make New York the ‘Fairest Big City in America’
To succeed, he’ll have to be even bolder and more progressive.