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January 13, 2023
Norman Fruchter Was a Giant in the Fight for Education Equity
Fruchter, who passed away recently, was also a key figure in the New Left on both sides of the Atlantic.
Alix Kates Shulman
January 11, 2023
Did New York’s Creative Spirit Revive During the Pandemic?
, Jeremiah Moss asks if Manhattan changed during the Covid years.
January 10, 2023
The Past and Future of Mexican Chicago
From the machine politicians in La Villita to the radicals in Pilsen, Mexican Chicagoans have played a central role in defining their city.
Juan Ignacio Mora
January 5, 2023
Reflections on Vienna’s Social Housing Model From Tenant Advocates
I participated in a 50-person delegation that toured Vienna’s social housing developments last fall. What we saw should make Americans rethink how we approach housing.
December 26, 2022
Poor People Have the Power to Transform America
As the threat of yet more political turmoil and escalating violence looms, isn’t it time to break through the isolation with a new sense of collective power?
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
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December 16, 2022
Drag Queens Were Targeted by the Proud Boys. Whom Did the Police Support?
Telegram messages from the Columbus Proud Boys suggest that defenders of the extremist hate group exist within the local police department.
December 13, 2022
For Universities to Thrive, Students Need a Seat at the Table
The board of trustees is one of the most influential decision-making bodies on a campus, yet many of them lack adequate student representation.
December 12, 2022
California Workers Are Standing Up to the Fast-Food Industry’s Attacks on Their Rights
A decade-long organizing fight shows its power.
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.