Politics

How Federalism Has Failed Cities (And Also Might Reinvigorate Them)

Metros as the new sovereign.

Occupy Greek TV: The Fight to Keep the Country's Only Public Station on the Air

Inside ERT, where workers continue to broadcast news even though they've been shut down by the government.

Turkey's Protests Just Might End Peacefully

Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.

The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

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Non-Human Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Morris the Cat

Yes we cat!

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Climate Change Could Increase Areas at Risk of Flood by 45 Percent

Rising seas and increasingly severe weather could drastically increase the costs of floods in the United States.

Beating Horses To Make Them Go Into the Ocean: Not Cool

Also, Malibu considers outlawing rat poison and another Mexican city bans bullfighting.

Activists Protest Russia's New Anti-Gay Laws With Kisses

Opponents threw eggs, stinging nettles and urine at the protesters; at least 20 people were arrested.

Photos

The Latest Images From Turkey as Police Continue Their Crackdown on Protesters

Anti-government demonstrations have spread beyond Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Drowning's Racial History

Drowning is the number-two cause of death in children, and the racial disparities in those numbers are important to consider in improving safety.

The Depressing Political Reality Keeping Kids Hungry When School's Out

During the summer, students who qualify for free lunches often don't eat them. There's a way to fix that, if only Congress would act.

In 1961, Harvard Told Married Women They Probably Shouldn't Bother Studying Urban Planning

An amazing look back at an applicant's correspondence with the Graduate School of Design.

The Senate's 'Elitist, White-Boy' Plan to Fight Gangs Is Right

Rep. Bobby Rush's attacks ignore the facts and dishonor law-abiding Chicagoans trying to lead their lives.

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Occupy Istanbul? Inside the Growing Mini-City at Gezi Park

There are tents, libraries, free food, even free hugs. But how long will it be allowed to last?

Someone Got Attacked by a 'Pipe-Wielding Thug' Over the Rob Ford Video

The attacker stormed the home where the video was allegedly shot, demanding to be put in touch with the drug dealer who supplied the Mayor.

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Milwaukee Looks to Shake Off Its Rust-Belt Image

A conversation with Mayor Tom Barrett.

Philadelphia Is Ground Zero in the Fight to Save Catholic Schools

A peek at the archdiocese's unprecedented push to bring back its struggling schools.

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Fixing a Neighborhood by Strengthening Its Social Ties

Taking small actions that give people a sense of pride in their neighborhood isn't a crazy starting point for uplifting a community like Lindsay Heights.

The Rob Ford Crack Cocaine Video Is Out of Reach ... For Now

According to Gawker, the sellers are "running scared."