• May 4, 2014
    The mayoral and city council class of 2013 is one of the most progressive cohorts of elected officials in recent American history.
  • January 14, 2014
    The recent progressive turn in many American cities was far from inevitable, but shows no sign of slowing.
  • October 24, 2013
    Historian Peter Dreier explains why Goehl is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America.
  • October 10, 2013
    An artist re-envisions the skylines of major cities to reveal the gap between rich and poor.
  • October 4, 2013
    The Chicago Workers Collaborative works to fight racial discrimination and to improve wages and working conditions for temp laborers in the city.
  • September 2, 2013
    Low-wage, temporary work is becoming a new normal in post-recession America, and today's temp workers are no longer in it temporarily.
  • August 9, 2013
    John Nichols writes that the American Legislative Exchange Council's 40th anniversary celebration attracted more attention than it may have wanted.
  • August 2, 2013
    The foreclosure crisis hit African Americans particularly hard with disastrous consequences for many communities, writes Laura Gottesdiener.
  • March 29, 2013
    Last year, 29 current and recent students of Chicago's Harper High School were shot. Eight of them died. What's it like to live amidst persistent gun violence?
  • January 30, 2013 | Group Think
    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh says the self-policing citizens carry out unconsciously in lively, well-trafficked public spaces is one of the cheapest and best ways to fight violent crime.