National Politics

The Right has hijacked Congress and State Houses. Now it’s coming for the cities.

The GOP and ALEC’s War on Cities

Posted May 26, 2015 by Theo Anderson

Few ideas are more powerful in U.S. politics than local control. The South rallied around states’ rights during the Civil War. Conservatives rage at the federal government for meddling in local matters. But when local control favors progressives, it turns
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“I HEARD THAT”: R.I.P. B. B. KING

Posted May 21, 2015 by Rochelle Metcalfe

Sad to hear BLUES  ICON, guitarist, singer, B.B. KING passed in Las Vegas, the evening of May 14, at his home where he was under hospice care.  He was 89. King suffered from complications of diabetes, but managed to live
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Housing is Out of Reach

Posted May 20, 2015 by National Low Income Housing Coalition

Millions of Americans struggle to find affordable rents. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $19.35 per hour. In 13 states and the District of Columbia they need to
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How Data Can Stop Police Violence

Posted May 20, 2015 by Amy Roe

In 2014, Black people in the U.S. were nearly three times more likely than Whites to be killed by police, according to Mapping Police Violence, a data visualization website. Not long after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in
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