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City elections news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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May 30, 2017
No, the ‘Resistance’ Isn’t Failing at the Voting Booth. Here’s Where It’s Winning.
The demand for fundamental change sparked by the Sanders insurgency is still building inside and outside the Democratic Party.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 12, 2017
This Civil Rights Lawyer Is on the Path to Becoming Philly’s Next DA
Larry Krasner has spent his professional life defending activists and suing the police.
May 3, 2017
The Democratic Party Is Fighting Over Its Future. How Important Will Defending Abortion Rights Be?
It’s one thing to acknowledge that anti-choice Democratic leaders exist. It’s another to say that the party should welcome them to get back into the majority.
May 2, 2017
Is This Small City the Future of Democratic Engagement in America?
Activists in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, have embarked on a nonstop campaign to resurrect the practice of progressive politics in the heart of Trump country.
December 13, 2016
How to Mount a Progressive Resistance
Opposition to Trump will come—not only in the streets but also from leaders in states and cities who are intent on making America better.
Katrina vanden Heuvel