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Mayoral Election

Next Week's Election and the Power of Six Votes

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Democracy can still work, but leaders elected by a handful of voters isn't democracy at all. Your neighbors, your kids and your property values are all counting on you to guide your town to a future that's supported by a true majority.

Anarchy, Joe Lhota, and an Upside Down Police Car

Matthew Vaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Vaz

Does Joe Lhota truly believe that anarchy and lawlessness lay just beneath the surface in New York City? Was he on vacation abroad during the blackout of 2003, within which New Yorkers comported themselves with dignity and altruism?

Russia's Opposition Needs Some Grassroots Realism

Tomas Hirst | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Tomas Hirst

All of this has provided tangible rewards, albeit not the media-friendly variety that the opposition had become used to. Indeed it may well not be until the next parliamentary elections in 2015 that the benefits of a grassroots focus become apparent.

Education Has Become a Hot Election Issue

John M. Eger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
John M. Eger

Cities everywhere should be looking to the San Diego race to see what the city does about education ... whoever is elected.

Obama Orders Shutdown of Second City

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

President Obama has just imposed martial law in Chicago, Illinois. He will consider signing an Executive Order directing that the western border of the District of Columbia shall extend to Iowa.

Mayor Bloomberg and the Arrogance of Power

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Larner

All of Michael Bloomberg's defensiveness, and the egotism that clearly lurks beneath it, makes me wonder just why the Mayor really does want to hold onto the office.