Cities are struggling with congestion and pollution. And somehow, a pedestrian-friendly technology that addresses both problems remains illegal.
The tragedies are too numerous to list, and their enormity is even more alarming in hindsight.
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Elizabeth Warren outlines how she'll begin the Green New Deal in the opening months of her presidency.
Donella Wilson was 108 years old when she died last year. She'd voted in every single election — primary and general — since winning the right to vote in 1947.
"A small man in search of a balcony," as one columnist memorably described him. Nothing has changed.
Only one qualification matters for today's Republicans, and it has nothing to do with your legal experience.
Last week Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren engaged with young leaders about the school-to-prison pipeline. Who else will step up?
It's not enough to free the innocent. We must rebuild the lives that are shattered by a broken system.
Our schools profit from oil drilling and extorting communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. A football game can wait.
Hong Kong's highest court recently ruled a ban on protesters wearing masks was unconstitutional. Similar bans are already in place right here in America.
Indulging Trump, Mattis pushed cruel discrimination against thousands of American service members. His pleas for national unity today ring hollow.
The Long Island Republican will leave a legacy of division and demonization. Schumer is wrong to celebrate it.
In a crowded race like the current Democratic primary, someone can win even if the vast majority of voters oppose them. Ranked-choice voting fixes this.
My retail job was destroyed by greedy financial executives. There are millions more like me, and we're fighting back.
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shares "the most comprehensive and ambitious disability policy plan yet proposed in the 2020 presidential campaign."
Digital political advertising is a lawless Wild West. Until rules can be enforced, there's no responsible way for tech giants to participate.
My encounter with the man who wants to be president taught me that he is not up to the task.
Young activists are leading global struggles over climate change and civil rights. There's no reason why they shouldn't have a say in who runs their government.
The surveillance dystopia of our nightmares is not inevitable — and the way we kept it out of concerts and festivals is a lesson for the future.
For most of my life it was unthinkable that I would ever talk about the sexual abuse I experienced as a child — let alone break my silence on the state Senate floor.
The tobacco business successfully lobbied to keep menthol cigarettes legal, even as other flavors were banned. It did so with the help of black leaders and institutions.
California just banned the use of private prisons for immigration detention. With Washington deadlocked, it shows how states can lead the fight for immigrants' rights.
The attempt to get dirt on his political rivals is just the tip of the iceberg. For years, Trump has worked to weaken Ukraine and sell out its people to Russia.
In the US, 1 in 5 children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. Treatment should be a human right, not a privilege.
Gun deaths loom over my community like a storm cloud. To heal the pain, we need to listen to those who feel it the most.
Two months after my baby was born, they put me in a cell. I'm still there 10 months later, even after winning my asylum case.
The NYPD's Special Victims Division frequently mishandles sexual assault cases. This systematic failure is a civil rights issue and a shame on New York City.
One year ago, 10-year-old Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle died after months in custody. There are six more like her.