Daniel Hertz is a senior fel­low at City Obser­va­to­ry, an urban pub­lic pol­i­cy think tank.
Viewpoint
Expanding Housing Assistance to the Poor and Middle Class Is Actually Easier Than You Think
We'd just have to take away subsidies to people who are rich enough not to need them.
Feature
Remembering—and Forgetting—the Lessons of Chicago’s 1995 Heat Wave
The reissue of sociologist Eric Klinenberg's classic book on the deadly heat wave should remind us that such disasters are anything but natural.
Culture
In Flint, Michigan, the Wrecking Ball Has Not Meant Progress
Andrew Highsmith charts the rise and fall of Flint, a city deserted by industry and divided by segregation.
Feature
Exiling the Poor
Affluent suburban communities are refusing to build state-mandated affordable housing, leaving the inner-city poor with few options
Dispatch
Target: Tar Sands
Activists in Texas and a South Dakota reservation are fighting a fast-growing industry.
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Obama Signs ‘Anti-Occupy’ Law
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How Corrupt is Chicago?
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Are America’s Taxes More Progressive Than Europe’s?
Viewpoint
Liberal Snobs and Wall Street Bankers
A third way between America's clichéd class narratives comes from an unlikely source: former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum.
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The Revolution Will Be Published
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Mexican Presidential Candidates Debate the Drug War
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Chicago Poised to Become First City to Condemn Torture
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What to Do About Historians’ Job Crisis
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Iraq War Ends, and a 2002 Rally Comes Full Circle
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Campaign Flubs and Farces (International Edition)
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Bernie Sanders’ New Bid to Overturn Citizens United Ruling