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Former “Sex and the City” star and activist Cynthia Nixon has announced she’s running for governor of New York.
At least 12 people have been killed after a fire swept through an apartment in the Bronx, making it the deadliest blaze in New York in more than 25 years.
Former Sex and the City star and New York activist Cynthia Nixon is considering a run for governor.
The loss of any child is painful; a loss that could have been prevented is almost too much to bear.
Despite the controversies that mar its still-short legacy, the Uber app could end up being a big part of the solution toward modernizing transportation. Stepping back for a second, can we think about what kind of transportation system makes sense, and what would be in the public interest?
America is "treating" mental illness through incarceration -- and the price we are paying as a country is enormous.
Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative
Decisions by leaders are fraught with risk. No matter what decisions leaders make or fail to make, whether on profound or trivial issues, they are bound to be criticized.
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For half a century beginning with Franklin Roosevelt, there was a direct connection between the problems that afflicted American society and the remedies on offer from our democratic system. High unemployment? The New Deal, the World War II mobilization, and the postwar boom took care of that. Stagnant wages? With unions, growing productivity, minimum wage laws, and other regulation of labor standards -- American real wages tripled. Education? The G.I. bill, massive investment in public universities, community colleges, and later in public elementary and secondary education produced a better educated and more productive population. The exclusion of blacks from the American dream? A mass movement and a revolution in civil rights law made a big down-payment on redeeming the promise of Lincoln. I could go on, but you get the point. In the last century, democratic politics addressed real problems.