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December 7, 2022
Is Eric Adams Bringing Back the Asylum?
Adams calls his new involuntary hospitalization order a “moral mandate” to “deliver for our most vulnerable.” What the policy actually delivers is an era akin to the age of the carceral psychiatric ward.
December 6, 2022
How Houston Halved Homelessness—and What California Can Learn From It
Houston, like California, follows the Housing First model, but Texas’s most populous city has a vast supply of low-cost homes.
December 5, 2022
Time to Turn Up the Pressure on the University of California Decision-Makers
A union member’s view of the biggest strike in the country.
December 2, 2022
Will LA’s New Mayor Karen Bass Reset the City’s Labor and Housing Markets?
Or will her administration stand by as a series of high-profile sporting events turn the city into Doha on the Pacific?
December 1, 2022
Cities and States Are Acting Fast to Blunt the Impact of “Dobbs”
In the first three months since the fall of
, there has been a record-setting flurry of legislation at the state and local level to promote abortion access.
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November 30, 2022
Fast Food Runs in My Family
Me, my mother, and 10 years of the Fight for $15.
November 30, 2022
Larry Krasner on What Will Actually Reduce Crime
A conversation with the Philadelphia district attorney about violence, elections, and the Republican Party.
November 17, 2022
Illinois Voters Just Made Collective Bargaining a Constitutional Right
The state’s new Workers’ Rights Amendment is a historic victory for union organizers, shutting out the anti-labor “right-to-work” laws that have dominated in the Midwest.
Tomas Miriti Pacheco
November 16, 2022
In the War Against Voting, Poll Workers Are on the Front Lines
During the 2022 midterms, election officials faced an unprecedented level of harassment. After the Republicans’ poor performance, antidemocratic conspiracies will only become more prominent.
November 8, 2022
India Spellman Was Wrongfully Convicted When She Was Just 17
That was over a decade ago. When will she walk free?