Politics

Preachers Exiled from Bourbon Street: This Week in Bans

Also, daddies are forbidden to dance with daughters in Rhode Island and doggy-steroid doping becomes illegal in Tucson.

A Balancing Act for France's Muslims

Keeping belief alive in a country with a strong tradition of secularism.

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The Changing Geography of Metropolitan Poverty

Despite economic gains, America's largest metros are seeing spikes in inequality.

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A Grim Map of Disappeared Mexican Journalists

Drug wars and cartels have been blamed for the disappearance of at least 13 journalists since 2003.

What the End of the Chicago Teachers Strike Means for the Rest of the Country

A broader debate about the rights of public sector employees is just beginning.

How Yale's Outgoing President Made Peace — and Prosperity — With New Haven

Richard Levin's remarkable legacy on the home front.

Should Millennials Feel Guilty for Leaving Their Small Towns Behind?

Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.

An Alarmingly Strong Link Between Lack of Walkability and Diabetes

New research from Toronto finds that immigrants living in that city's least walkable neighborhoods were more than 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes.

The Fiscal Conservative's Case Against Sprawl

In his new book, Chuck Marohn explains how sprawl is like a Ponzi scheme.

Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street!

The protesters reunite one year later.

Fortress America: How the U.S. Designs its Embassies

The challenge of architecture that epitomizes American values while offering total security.

Protests Erupt at Embassies Across the Middle East

Violent clashes spread to almost a dozen countries.

Could Changes to Early Voting Rules Hurt Urban Voters?

When it comes to early voting, some states say one size fits all -- and urban counties cry foul.

Videos

When All Else Fails, Paint Their Faces on Potholes

Our new urban heroes.

Europe's Great Untapped Revenue Source: Property Taxes

But will they take advantage of it?

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A Depressingly Crowded Map of Conflicts in Africa

A lot has happened in just a few years.

Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

It's official: New York City restaurants will soon be barred from serving sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.

In Aiding Struggling Megacities, Can Any Conference Solve These Problems?

Thousands gathered in Venice last week to discuss the future of cities. But urbanization seems almost impossible to coordinate on a global basis.