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October 2, 2018
Amsterdam Is Fighting for Its Soul. Can a Progressive New Government Save It?
The new city government has big ambitions—but the challenges could prove even bigger.
July 10, 2018
The Obama Center Leaves Chicago Communities in Its Shadow
The Obama Foundation is back selling hope and change to big-name donors, but this time, Chicago’s South Side residents aren’t all buying it.
LeAlan M. Jones
July 9, 2018
Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor?
Oakland’s Community Check Cashing offers an unusual alternative for the underbanked.
April 19, 2018
Cincinnati’s Soccer Stadium Scam
The city should be addressing its high rates of child poverty, not building a third publicly funded stadium.
January 20, 2018
Weed Shall Overcome
No other TV series captures daily life in New York City quite like HBO’s
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October 9, 2017
How Tenants’ Rights Are Flourishing—Right in Trump’s New Backyard
DC is home to some of the country’s most progressive efforts to keep housing affordable.
June 26, 2017
The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible
In the UK—and in the US—public goods like affordable housing have been neglected to dangerous degrees.
May 30, 2017
This City Helped Pioneer the Fight for $15. Can It Revolutionize Housing Rights?
Seattle renters are mad as hell—and they’re not going to take it anymore.
March 30, 2017
Silicon Valley Has a Homelessness Crisis
If you’re not part of the tech boom, good luck finding affordable housing.
November 4, 2016
This Small City Has a Plan to Fight the Silicon Valley Housing Crisis
A ballot initiative in Richmond, California, could help determine whether rent control makes a comeback in the Bay Area.