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January 11, 2022
“You Come Out With Nothing”: What It Means to Bring Back the Box at Rikers
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has vowed to keep punitive segregation going in an attempt to curb the jails’ exploding violence.
January 10, 2022
The Front Lines of Omicron
With the pandemic returning to a state of emergency, we need to finally fix what was already broken in our society.
January 3, 2022
The Omicron Threat Looms
Pandemic deaths surpass 800,000 in the USA and 5.40 million worldwide, with a new surge projected for January.
December 28, 2021
These Progressives Fought the Good Fight in 2021—and Gave Us Hope for 2022
For a year that saw progress come slowly and presidential approval ratings decline, these progressives held the line, speaking truth to power, defending democracy, and showing up for the American people.
December 27, 2021
The Mayor Nobody Knows
Eric Adams takes office without having had much to say about how—or in whose interests—he’ll govern New York City.
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December 24, 2021
Investing In Our Destruction
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December 16, 2021
Kshama Sawant: “We Won Because We Did Not Back Down”
Big business attempted to recall Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, but the socialist fought back aggressively—and that made all the difference.
December 16, 2021
This Is Life After the Dixie Fire
People in high places with money to share are not riding over the ridge to our rescue.
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December 14, 2021
Michelle Wu: Cities Must Lead for the Green New Deal
An interview with the newly elected mayor of Boston about building on the accomplishments of progressive pioneers and shaping a new politics at the municipal level.
December 9, 2021
To Reduce Inequality in Our Education System, Reduce Class Sizes
New York City has a rare opportunity to pass a hugely popular bill to shrink class sizes. So why are the mayor and the City Council speaker standing in its way?