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There's No Question: Climate Change Made Superstorm Sandy Worse

Here's the logic: Sandy threw the ocean at the land, and because of global warming, there were about eight inches more ocean to throw.

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The Strike Is Over, But Chicago Public Schools Face an Even Uglier Fight

Officials may close as many as 100 public schools in Chicago this year. But the politics of right-sizing are never easy.

2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers

A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.

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The Ecstasy, the Agony: Reactions to Election 2012

Revelry and misery at bars, watch parties and rallies across the country.

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Realistic Community-Based Principles for the Next 4 Years

The Obama administration probably won't tackle major urban policy reform, but they do have an opportunity to set our neighborhoods on a better path.

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The Urban Electorate: Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again

Just take a look at these maps.

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8 Urban Policy Ideas for Obama's 2nd Term

8 policy ideas the president should feel more than free to steal.

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The Surprisingly Versatile Design of the Voting Booth

Images of the election booth, the world over.

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The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

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Where People Are Waiting to Vote the Longest

A quick survey of polling place waits around the country.

Regardless of Who Wins the White House, America Is Still More Conservative Than It Used to Be

The trend over the past decade is clear.

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The Congressional Races Urbanists Should Be Watching

And some other House races to keep your eye on.

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What Happens When a City Can Pick and Choose Its Police Force?

In Bishkek, public officers and private security companies compete for business.

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3 Gubernatorial Toss-Ups With High Urban Stakes

A Cities guide to the very close state-level elections.

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This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

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The Most Popular Excuses Americans Give For Not Voting

In chart form.

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In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

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5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

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Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.