National Politics

Mayors Lee and de Blasio face nearly four decades of federal cuts to cities

Tough Times for Big City Mayors

Posted May 24, 2016 by

What do the mayors of San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities have in common? All face rising public criticism over unaffordable housing, decaying transportation, rising homelessness, police shootings, inequality, and a perceived
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The Problem With “Infrastructure Week”

Posted May 23, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

You may have noticed that it’s “Infrastructure Week” in America — a time where engineering and construction industry groups beat the drum for more money, using big numbers and images of collapsing bridges. You can follow the dialogue on Twitter.
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Why Trump Won’t Win

Posted May 12, 2016 by

Donald Trump will lose the November election in a landslide. I’ve heard such insightful observers as Van Jones suggest Trump probably will win, and Willie Brown explain how Trump could win, but a Trump presidency is not going to happen.
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An image of President Ronald Reagan crafted out of jelly beans. (Photo: Ryan Dickey/cc/flickr)

The Media Myth of the Working-Class Reagan Democrats

Posted May 10, 2016 by Neal Gabler

The numbers don’t lie. The notion that angry blue collar voters could sway the election just may not be true. Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, we are likely to get all sorts of mainstream media
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