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News and Analysis from The Nation on Cities
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Trump Admits That His Deportation Agenda Is a ‘Military Operation’
The only way to achieve a mass-deportation agenda of the scope Trump desires is to turn a person’s very existence into a crime—and his latest memorandums spell out how.
February 21, 2017
Forget the Musical—Alexander Hamilton’s Real Legacy Is the Poverty-Stricken City He Founded
So why are the leaders of Paterson, NJ, so eager to capitalize on his memory?
February 20, 2017
What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Once They Fall Into ICE’s Hands?
In New York, undocumented immigrants can languish in abominable detention centers for months or even years.
February 16, 2017
New York Courts Are Failing Non-English Speakers
Nearly three-fourths of surveyed legal-aid attorneys reported some of their cases had been adjourned due to lack of language services.
February 14, 2017
Can a Push for ‘Good Jobs’ Solve New York City’s Affordability Crisis?
To fight inequality, New York City’s mayor vows to create 100,000 jobs paying more than $50,000 a year.
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February 13, 2017
Planned Parenthood Asked These Pro-Choice Activists Not to Rally Outside Its Clinic. Here’s Why They Did Anyway.
Under Trump, strategies have diverged.
February 7, 2017
House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked
Republicans would make it easier to steal an election by killing the Election Assistance Commission.
February 3, 2017
Jane Jacobs’s Radical Vision of Humanity
For the great urbanist and social critic, the planning of cities was always an ad hoc affair.
February 2, 2017
Barack Obama Radically Expanded Our Appreciation of African-American History
By preserving sites that have been central to the black experience, Obama helped revitalize our civic religion.
Robert Greene II
February 2, 2017
Hundreds of New York Bodegas Are on Strike Today Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
The Yemeni-American diaspora is hitting back against the new administration’s Islamophobic travel ban.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian