Alan Greenblatt appears in the following:
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Despite more than two years of fighting that has left 100,000 people dead, President Obama has resisted intervening in Syria. But he appears to have concluded that the use of chemical weapons demands a response, even if it risks drawing the U.S. deeper into the conflict.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
California used to attract millions of newcomers, but now more people are moving away. And they're taking a more progressive strain of politics with them to places like Colorado and Nevada.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Missouri has had control of the city's police force since the civil war. Claiborne Jackson, Missouri's segregationist governor, didn't want the Unionist city controlling its own arsenal.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
In all, 36 states will be voting for governor in 2014. All but a handful of those races will feature incumbents favored for re-election. Here's a look at a few who could be toast.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Obama and Biden will be making yet another visit to Scranton on Friday. The northeastern Pennsylvania city has become a must-stop for politicians trying to connect with working-class voters.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Enmity between the universities of Missouri and Kansas dates back to a massacre that occurred 150 years ago today. That's still not a good reason to commemorate the killings at a sports bar.
Monday, August 19, 2013
In a new approach, California is sending billions more to districts that serve disadvantaged students. Now, those districts have to figure out what works best to improve achievement.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The celebrity chef no longer faces charges of racial discrimination, but her public image has already been battered. That's a problem not only for Deen but for hundreds of workers who make her products. Stars dogged by scandal have always lost endorsement deals; now they can take down entire companies.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Most dating sites won't pair up people from the two different parties. And for good reason, according to some researchers. Ideology, particularly on social issues, is as strong a predictor of whether couples will make it as religion or drinking habits.
Friday, August 09, 2013
The revelations about U.S. intercepts of terrorist communications might have been intended to reassure the public about the government's vigilance. But they also might have been about providing political cover.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
For all the fiscal cliffhangers and debt-ceiling brinksmanship over the past couple of years, Congress has been able to find some kind of solution at the last minute. This time, many budget analysts worry, might be different.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Gays often lack the kind of support from adult children or other family members that prevents people from sliding into homelessness. In San Francisco, they are twice as likely to be homeless as straights, indicative of a problem in major cities nationwide.
Monday, August 05, 2013
By cutting deals with Democrats on several key issues, the Arizona Republican is once again a force in the Senate. Defeated presidential candidates rarely enjoy so much influence.
Friday, August 02, 2013
After more than a century of Democratic domination, Republicans hold the governorship and supermajorities in the North Carolina Legislature. They've slashed taxes, imposed voter ID restrictions and changed death penalty rules. Some citizens are angry. And Democrats say the GOP has overplayed its hand.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Minnesota's first same-sex weddings will be performed just after midnight on Thursday. Outside the big cities, much of the state remains opposed to the whole idea.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
A little more than a decade ago, Detroit had a celebrated mayor and was viewed as a great urban comeback story. But things went downhill rapidly after Dennis Archer left office.
Friday, July 19, 2013
The median home price in San Francisco now exceeds $1 million. With the real estate market going crazy again, prices are going up for other goods, and even the highly paid feel squeezed out.
Friday, July 19, 2013
It's bad enough when a mayor is embroiled in an ugly scandal. But it's worse when the city is also struggling to regain its footing after years of financial improprieties.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Women make up less than 20 percent of the mayors in this country. Despite hopes for greater progress this year, their numbers are likely to remain low.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Alan Rosenthal, a giant in the study of state legislatures, was also a leading figure in changing the way they operated. He died Wednesday, at 81.