Original Reporting

Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | History, Race, Urban Policy
Jan. 11, 2012 — The Detroit metropolitan area, has a long history of racial antagonism between the city and its suburbs. According to Thomas J. Sugrue, a historian at the University of Pennsylvania...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | History, Role of government, Urban Policy
  Jan. 11, 2012 — As Remapping Debate recently reported, the short-term fiscal crisis facing the City of Detroit is actually a reflection of more long-standing structural problems related to a...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Alternative models, Quality of life, Urban Policy
Dec. 21, 2011 — In a Nov. 16 speech, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing told municipal officials, union leaders, and members of the press that, unless changes are made in the budget, the city will run out of...view
Original Reporting | Kevin C. Brown | Alternative models, Labor
Dec. 21, 2011 ­— American autoworkers are constantly told that high-wage work is an unsustainable relic in the face of a hyper-competitive, globalized marketplace. Apostles of neo-liberal economic...view
Original Reporting | Craig Gurian | Taxes
Dec. 8, 2011 — Good news if you are a New York family in the “one percent”: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has given most of you a large tax cut. Indeed, if you have an adjusted gross income of $1.8...view
Original Reporting | Craig Gurian | Immigration
Dec. 7, 2011 — Offered the opportunity to describe how immigration to the United States should ideally be regulated, representatives of three prominent pro-immigration organizations painted a broad...view
Original Reporting | Abby Ferla, Craig Gurian | NYC, Role of government
Dec. 7, 2011 — Why doesn’t the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation have facility-by-facility information on operating costs, staffing, and utilization on its website or otherwise readily...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Economy, Taxes
Dec. 3, 2011 (updated Dec. 6) — In 1941, six years after the passage of the Social Security Act, President Franklin Roosevelt was asked about the logic of funding Social Security with a dedicated...view
Original Reporting | Abby Ferla | Gender equity
Nov. 16, 2011 — “Equality of rights shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”  That’s section one of the Equal Rights Amendment. “The Congress shall...view
Original Reporting | Margaret Moslander | Health care
Nov. 9, 2011 — Countless times every day, a patient is made to wait long past a scheduled appointment time to see a physician or other medical professional, or is given only 10 or 15 minutes when he...view