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Cal ThomasCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column. I could be writing the expected narrative from a...
The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, described his "utter disbelief" at the destructive "gamesmanship" as Congress debates the debt ceiling. The mayor of Fresno described her city's tough budget problems and wondered when the economy would hit bottom. The mayor...
First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
Mary SanchezA funny thing happened on the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The economy tanked. Immigrants stopped migrating. The skies parted, an opportunity for massive immigration reform by Congress appeared. Reasoning and sanity was restored to the land. At least,...
Mary SanchezIf the 2008 presidential election was nearly derailed by absurd posturing about "God, guns and gays," look for this year's contest to ballyhoo illegal immigration. The stage was set by the 2010 midterm elections, as several states enacted draconian anti-...
Madam President, Members of the City-County Council, special guests and friends, I am here today to report on the state of the City. And I am here to say that this is our time. The first three months of this year have been a whirlwind. Of course, the...
The economy got you feeling blue? Can't shake the market malaise? Need a pecuniary pick-me-up? Look no further than any one of a number of economic-impact studies released on everything from high-speed rail to cruise ships. It's just what the doctor...
The Office of Mayor Greg Ballard told Fox59 the mayor will meet with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, better known as the CME Group in Chicago, to discuss relocating the company to Indianapolis. A spokesperson from the mayor’s office said...
It's sometimes useful to see ourselves as others do, and reports this Independence Day weekend in a couple of English-speaking newspapers usually sympathetic to the United States are sobering. Britain's Daily Telegraph — a conservative paper and...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekPhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Allentown chief executive Ed Pawlowski are among the urban mayors who have signed onto a letter to Congressional leaders warning that federal budget sequestration could have a harsh effect on the nation's metro...
Valley 610Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has joined more than 100 mayors nationwide in signing a letter to Congressional leaders warning that federal budget sequestration could have a harsh effect on city economies. The letter, dated Sept. 21, was sent on behalf of...
L.A. NOWL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was back in the nation’s capital, delivering a high-profile speech in support of overhauling immigration laws but sidestepping questions about his future once his mayoral term ends....
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