National Politics

A RAD-ical Housing Experiment

Posted August 5, 2014 by Rebecca Burns

Baltimore public housing tenants will serve as guinea pigs for a new national privatization plan. After decades of decay, public housing in the United States could soon be relegated to the dustbin of history, thanks to a new Obama administration
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Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Posted July 29, 2014 by

SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the
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Why African Americans Bike Less

Posted July 29, 2014 by Michael Andersen

It took a week in Copenhagen for Albus Brooks to start thinking seriously about bicycling. The Denver City Council member, 35, had never owned a bike. By the time he headed home from a study tour in Denmark last month,
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Amazon Pricing Drives Me Bot-ty

Posted July 28, 2014 by

Steven Colbert is mad at Amazon. And so am I. My gripe has nothing to do with Amazon seeking to recover 50% of e-book sales rather than 30% from Hachette, the nation’s fourth largest publisher. That struggle has already gotten
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Scapegoating the Poor

Posted July 25, 2014 by Lizzie Buchen

Earlier this month, 46-year-old Debra Harrell, a single mother, was arrested and jailed for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to play at a park unsupervised while Harrell worked her shift at a nearby McDonalds. She was released from jail after posting
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