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April 7, 2022
Do Campus Crime Alerts Keep Students Safe?
notifications were designed to provide community members with important information during an emergency, but there are unintended consequences.
March 28, 2022
From the Labor Question to the Housing Question
Left unchecked, the asset economy swells the ranks of the homeless and consigns what’s left of the middle class to permanent tenancy.
March 25, 2022
What I Learned About Standardized Testing
My peers and I spent years studying for the Standardized High School Admissions Test in NYC. Should that change?
March 22, 2022
Abolish the Debt Sentence
Court fees, fines, and cash bail contribute to a cycle of debt and incarceration under the guise of justice.
March 17, 2022
An Overhaul of Prison Health Care Is Long Overdue
Attempts to improve care for a wide range of chronic conditions have stalled, leaving incarcerated people to suffer.
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March 16, 2022
United by Difference in New York City
Hurricane Irma forced my family to leave our home, but new friends in NYC helped me feel like I belong.
Dominique de Castro
March 16, 2022
What Actually Killed Breonna Taylor?
Mounting evidence suggests that a redevelopment effort in Louisville contributed to the deadly raid on Taylor’s home.
February 23, 2022
The Bold New Campaign to “End Poverty in California”
Poverty isn’t an individual choice—it’s a collective one. And just as we choose to perpetuate it, we can choose to abolish it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 14, 2022
America’s Mayors Should Take Marion Barry as a Model. Seriously.
The former D.C. mayor’s pioneering efforts to provide jobs, affordable housing, and food security deserve to be remembered long after the jokes about his drug use have grown stale.
Christina M. Greer
February 4, 2022
California’s Red Counties
The alt-right’s ascendancy in Shasta County gives a window on what could be a fractious political future for California’s rural north.