Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision’ Shrinks

The ambitions of Mr. de Blasio’s progressive government, once richly grandiose in his promises to unite a city starkly divided along economic lines, have become grounded – both by the stark realities of governance, and politics.

Why I’m marching against Donald Trump

I’m going to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. because I woke up on Nov. 9 unable to feel anything. I think my brain shut down so I could perform basic functions without passing out from the total realization of what had just happened:

De Blasio Welcomes Cuomo’s Progressive Shift

In his State of the State address Monday, Cuomo laid out a series of proposals, from free college tuition to a childcare tax credit increase, that he says will help the state’s middle class and poor residents while maintaining its historically progressive values.

Post-Election Landscape

Host Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

Hillary Clinton, national mother?

Indeed, Clinton doesn’t look like the last 43 Presidents (44 if you count Grover Cleveland twice), but it’s not just because she’s a woman: Hillary Clinton is running for President as a national mom. That is a radical twist on what has previously been a required script for women.

Developers must change approach

A city-backed project in Inwood was shot down by the City Council last month because of local concerns over density and displacement, despite it promising a healthy amount of badly needed affordable housing. Now, similar projects in the queue seem likely to falter, as skeptical residents appear to have more influence than usual over land-use decisions.