Politics

Why Has No Sitting Mayor Ever Become President of the United States?

A few have tried, but none have succeeded.

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The Suburbs Are the New Swing States

Metropolitan political divides have replaced the old red-state/blue-state cleavage.

The Two Torontos

Don't believe what you're hearing about Rob Ford's ever-loyal supporters. The truth is much more complicated.

We've Seen This 'Knockout' Game Hysteria Before, And We'll See It Again

Another social media-fueled trend that wasn't.

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Protestors Fill the Streets of Kiev

Over 100,000 people gathered to decry the government's sudden decision to pull out of an EU free trade deal.

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Scenes of Destruction From China's Deadly Pipeline Explosion

City roads were ripped open, cars toppled, and apartment windows shattered.

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Thanksgiving Eve Nor'easter Now Looks Certain to Make Holiday Travel a Nightmare

And there's really no avoiding it.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.

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Dallas, 1963: 'City of Hate'?

In the wake of the Kennedy assassination, Dallas was reviled as a hotbed for right wing agitators. Was the reputation deserved?

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Young People in Miami and Houston Better Start Shopping for Health Care

The young, healthy and uninsured are the most coveted cohort in health care. And they're disproportionately clustered around the country.

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The 'Livability' Trap

Why it's so hard to define this simple word.

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Should the Philippines Rebuild Its Typhoon-Ravaged City?

Tacloban is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters. Does it have a future?

The Uncomfortable Racial Preferences Revealed by Online Dating

All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.

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The NYPD Shot and Killed 16 People in 2012, the Highest Number in 14 Years

There was also a 200 percent increase in officer suicides.

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A New Study Challenges the Link Between Crime and the Minimum Wage

Academics have studied the relationship between the two for decades. A new paper suggests there's nothing to it.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

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Should Cities Be Able to Set Their Own Abortion Restrictions?

Voters in Albuquerque will decide today whether to ban late-term abortions, the first such municipal referendum in the country.

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Rob Ford Is Still Mayor, Even Though He's Effectively Powerless

The City Council stripped him of most of his responsibilities Monday.

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The Alarming Spread of Prescription Drug Deaths Across the U.S.

It's no longer just Appalachia that has a problem.