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Poverty Can Happen to Anyone
Our new podcast,
Going for Broke
, lets Americans living on the edge have the last word.
October 15, 2021
The LA Olympics Are Being Planned Behind Closed Doors
The city council is making arrangements for the 2028 games without public transparency or accountability.
October 15, 2021
Why Won’t New York’s Top Democrats Back the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Buffalo?
India Walton inspired a grassroots movement that won the Democratic primary. But the state party refuses to endorse her, and so does Governor Hochul.
October 7, 2021
NY State’s Redistricting Might Just Save Joe Biden’s Presidency
Though the state continues to lose population, in the zero-sum game of American politics subtraction could work in the Democrats’ favor next year.
October 5, 2021
The Past 2 Years Have Left Portland Reeling. What Kind of Recovery Comes Next?
Will efforts to rehabilitate Portland’s brand eclipse the tentative steps taken toward real reform?
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October 1, 2021
By a Huge Margin, Berlin Votes to Expropriate Corporate Landlords
Though the referendum may not be legally binding, it has now made the lack of affordable housing politically impossible to ignore.
September 29, 2021
How $25 Vouchers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Seattle showed what happens when ordinary residents—not just wealthy donors—fund campaigns.
September 28, 2021
Will Corporate Democrats Derail Biden’s Agenda?
This week, Americans may get a sobering insight into how corrupted our politics have become.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 24, 2021
These Cities and States Are Fighting the Tide and Expanding Abortion Access
For decades, the anti-choice movement has focused on state- and local-level victories. Now, the abortion-rights movement is too.
September 17, 2021
We Are on the Precipice of a Housing Disaster
The average household debt burden has only grown during the pandemic—where is the legislative action?
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis