National Politics

Can Democrats Avoid the Mistakes of 2009-2010?

Posted November 10, 2020 by

Holding Biden Accountable Joe Biden’s election puts Democrats and particularly progressive activists to the test: we can repeat the mistakes of 2009-10 under President Obama or avoid them. Here’s how it comes down. Obama took office with Democrats strongly controlling
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Housing Advocates: Seize the Moment!

Posted November 10, 2020 by

Mobilizing for 2021 The November elections opened up new opportunities for national, state and local housing advocates. Here’s how activists can seize them. Federal Funding The big money is federal. Advocates must go after it. If Democrats already controlled the
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American Democracy Remains At Risk

Posted November 4, 2020 by

A Sad Comment on America Last night did not go as anyone expected. While by midnight Trump had not won a single Clinton state, and Biden still had a strong path to victory, few imagined the race could be this
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10 Local Races to Watch in November

Posted October 6, 2020 by

Local Elections Will Shape Urban America The overwhelming focus on the presidential race means local elections are getting less attention. This does not diminish their importance. As I say in the title of my most recent book, local politics determine
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