Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's Top Nemesis Just Might Take Him On
Karen Lewis would make for a bloody mayoral battle
July 14, 2014

This will be a bloody mayoral battle.

Chicago Is Officially the Most Soccer-Drunk City in America. (Which Is Saying Something.)
All respect to Kansas City, New York and LA, but the photos do not lie
June 29, 2014

All respect to Kansas City, New York and LA, but the photos do not lie 

Homicide Inequality in Chicago—In Maps
Murders have plummeted overall, but much of the city has seen only modest declines or stagnation
June 09, 2014

Murders have plummeted overall, but that's not the whole story. 

Stark Raving Rahm
Tell us what you really think, Mr. Mayor
April 06, 2014

Stark raving Rahm on gentrification, the middle east, and the perils of income-inequality politics

The End of the Rainbow
From 1993: America's Changing Urban Politics
October 31, 2013

Big cities are turning against Bloomberg-style mayors. This 1993 TNR piece explains why we first turned to them.

The Real Victims of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Fall From Grace
August 15, 2013

With former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing campaign funds, the consensus is that his story is one of personal tragedy—what happens when a promising figure becomes overconfident and engulfed by ambition.

The Worst Gun Control Idea Has Bipartisan Support
Why states should not pass new mandatory minimums for firearm possession
May 02, 2013

Why cities should not pass new mandatory minimums for firearm possession.

A Takedown of the City Takedown
Why it's worth ranting against Rachel Shteir's Chicago essay
April 26, 2013

Why it's worth ranting against Rachel Shteir's Chicago essay.

The Race to Replace Jesse Jr.
The election is all about guns. Except when it's not.
February 25, 2013

The election is all about guns. Except when it's not.

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