National Politics

Homeowners: The True Gentle Gentrifiers

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Media Ignores Driving Force Behind Rising Housing Costs Homeowners opposing new multi-unit housing drive urban gentrification. As I detail in Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, from San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Alamo
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Cities Must End Off-Year Council Elections

Posted August 6, 2019 by

How Blue Cities Undermine Democracy Today is Election Day in Seattle. Wait, you’re wondering why a progressive city elects Council members during summer vacation? A time when students are gone? A time that disproportionately empowers older white homeowners with a
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Stop Responding to Trump?

Posted July 30, 2019 by

Trump Tweets Crowd Out Core Progressive Issues I have a question for progressive activists: How do we stop President Trump from controlling the news cycle when we put aside our own agendas to respond to his tweets? This past weekend
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“Right to Shelter” is Wrong for California

Posted July 23, 2019 by

Housing, Not Shelters, Remains Best Solution to Homelessness In response to rising homelessness,  key California politicians are drawing the wrong conclusions about what needs to be done.  Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who heads Governor Newsom’s Commission on Homelessness, is leading
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