National Politics


U.S. Gets Another “F” On Homelessness

Posted December 17, 2014 by

In a cruel accident of economics, prosperous times drive housing prices higher, beyond the reach of the poor.  Because their numbers are fewer, they are less visible and their voices less powerful.  But they are no less in need. Prosperity
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2014 was breakthrough year for marriage equality

The Best and Worst of 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 by

2014 has been a very strange political year. Major breakthroughs for gay marriage, undocumented immigrants and fast food workers were combined with a midterm election that empowered forces opposed to progress in all three areas. 2014 brought young people into
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A young Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden, 75, Is Still Rocking the Boat

Posted December 15, 2014 by Peter Dreier

Tom Hayden turned 75 on Thursday. As the author of the Port Huron Statement, the founding document of the New Left that called for a new grassroots movement against segregation, poverty, and war, Hayden is often described as a “60s
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U.S. Mayors: Hunger and Homelessness on Rise

Posted December 12, 2014 by Elena Temple Webb

The 32nd annual assessment of hunger and homelessness, conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and released on December 11 in Washington, found increased demand this year for emergency food and housing across 25 cities whose mayors are members of
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Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Posted December 11, 2014 by

It’s been two weeks since the Ferguson grand jury ignited a new wave of protests against police shootings of African-Americans, and a week since the Staten Island grand jury added fuel to the fire in the Eric Garner case. Keeping
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