Opinion

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My family pays rent, not a mortgage

Families, having enjoyed the chance of purchasing a house, sending their kids off to college, working in and living a middle-class American life, were now almost suddenly losing it all.

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Clear-cut progressive victory in New York City public advocate race

A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.

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1963 March on Washington transformed my town

This is the story of one direct outcome of the 1963 March on Washington, to which I went as a member of the Huntington Township Committee on Human Relations in Suffolk County, Long Island.

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New York voters want a mayor with a heart

The priority of a billionaire mayor is to protect the interest of billionaires. That is why the people of New York City want a mayor who will move the city in another direction.

Canada's dirty little sub prime loan secret threatens to sink housing market

While the U.S. is still suffering from the sub prime debacle, Canada's housing market is an island of tranquility.

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Mortgage agreement: a small step forward

Housing, labor, and civil rights advocates and elected officials are giving a thumbs up to the accord reached between 49 state attorneys general and banks involved in the mortgage crisis.

Closing the racial wealth gap

Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.