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City elections news and analysis from The Nation
December 14, 2017
From Paid Sick Leave to Municipal ID Cards: New York’s City Council Leaves an Impression
During the last four years, the council has passed significant legislation to stem inequality. Can it do better during the next four?
November 21, 2017
Anti-Trump Fervor Can’t Fully Explain What Happened This Month
Democratic candidates ran on bold, progressive ideas that inspired voters.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 10, 2017
The Secret to Progressives’ Electoral Success?
They didn’t just say NO to Trump, they offered a serious, affirmative agenda.
November 8, 2017
‘I’m Everything Trump Hates,’ Says the New Mayor of Hoboken
Tuesday brought historic victories for candidates like Ravi Bhalla, who faced down racist attacks and won.
October 10, 2017
Why Democrats Need a 50-State Strategy
There is a real desire for progressive solutions in every part of the country—including areas that many Democrats have, unfortunately, written off.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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September 11, 2017
Brooklyn Is America’s Next Shot at Electing a Progressive Prosecutor
Reform comes first and foremost in the Democratic primary.
September 8, 2017
Meet the Activists Running for Office in Moscow
Despite Putin’s grip on power, more than a thousand independent or opposition candidates will compete in Moscow’s municipal elections on September 10.
August 23, 2017
What ‘The Village Voice’ Taught Us About Speaking Truth to Power
As the venerable weekly newspaper ceases print publication, let us hope that its brilliantly belligerent journalistic legacy lives on.
July 26, 2017
Imagine a Campaign-Finance System That’s the Opposite of Today’s Dark-Money Monster
Seattle just created it.
June 1, 2017
This Texas City Just Elected the Youngest City Council Member in the State
Prairie View University has a long history of political engagement, but for the first time several students ran for local office and won two open seats.