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Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio news and analysis from The Nation
January 6, 2016
Bill de Blasio Is New York’s Most Progressive Mayor in Decades—Is That Enough?
As opposition mounts, the solution to de Blasio’s problems might lie in even bigger, bolder interventions.
December 23, 2015
Media Notices Homeless People on Streets, Blames Progressive Mayor
How New York’s Bill de Blasio inherited a homelessness crisis—and then got blamed for it.
November 10, 2015
Rikers Is Reforming Solitary Confinement—With More Solitary Confinement?
How did Enhanced Supervision Housing units become one of the mayor’s “solutions”?
November 1, 2015
On Bill de Blasio’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton
The mayor’s endorsement is understandable, but it could take pressure off Clinton to embrace progressive positions on economic issues.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 1, 2015
It’s Time to Lock In the Wins of the Climate Movement
This is a new generation’s moment in history.
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September 15, 2015
What if You Couldn’t Talk to Your Own Landlord?
New York City’s Housing Authority has only six employees dedicated to managing language services across the 400,000-tenant system, and only two of them speak Chinese.
July 27, 2015
Zero Waste Remains a Dirty Business
New York and Los Angeles are reforming their waste-management systems, but there’s still a ways to go to clean up the sanitation industry’s labor standards.
July 6, 2015
Despite the Settlement Talks, Don’t Expect the NYPD to Stop Spying on Muslims
Mayor de Blasio’s break with Bloomberg on surveillance is far from clean.
July 5, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio Declares July 6, 2015, ‘Nation Day’
New York’s mayor has excellent taste.
June 25, 2015
How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords
As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent regulation agreement.