National Politics


Maria Elena Durazo on the Coming Immigration Wars

Posted December 1, 2016 by Bobbi Murray

Bobbi Murray, Capital & Main Maria Elena Durazo knows about immigrant workers, labor and civil rights. She has been the hospitality union UNITE HERE’s General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity since 2014. Before that she was the
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Seattle Helps Poor Residents Afford Transit

Posted November 29, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Transit is an incredibly affordable way to get around, but for people struggling to make ends meet, fares are still difficult to pay for. If local governments decide to provide discounted or free fares to people in need, however, they
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Signs That the Car-Share Industry Is Losing Steam

Posted November 28, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Back in 2013, when Avis purchased Zipcar, car-share seemed like the wave of the future. But is the industry already peaking? David Levinson, a transportation engineering professor who has been bullish about car-sharing in the past, notes at Transportist that
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Did Obama Fail Urban America?

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Donald Trump’s pledge to cut federal funds to sanctuary cities now frames the agenda of urban America. But before we move on to Trump, and in order to create a better post-Trump future, consider President Obama’s legacy toward cities. As
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Will Trump Put VHA Staff At Risk?

Posted November 15, 2016 by Suzanne Gordon

When thousands of health care professionals at the Veterans Health Administration  (VHA) greet their patients every day at more than 1200 facilities around the country, the first thing they say is: “thank you for your service.”  Their own dedicated service
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Did Roger Ailes Bring Trump Victory?

Roger Ailes Creates the Perfect Storm

Posted November 15, 2016 by James Sanbonmatsu

If the planet survives, historians may look back and wonder, “What the hell just happened?” How did a racist sexual predator and bankrupt swindler get the keys to the US nuclear arsenal? Here is an alternative look at some contributing
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