Alan Greenblatt appears in the following:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Minneapolis is home to the largest population of Somali Americans in the nation. Next week, they may see one of their own elected to the City Council for the first time.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Voters in 11 Colorado counties may approve secession resolutions next month. It's largely a symbolic gesture, but the idea of splitting off and creating new states is taking root all over the country.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Companies and individuals are considered grandfathered and exempt from new sets of regulations all the time. But the term and the concept date from the era of segregation that followed the Civil War.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The naming of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has sparked a political debate about the legacy of a long-serving former mayor.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The president framed the need to take punitive action against Syria in a historical and moral context. But in a tacit acknowledgment of public and congressional resistance, he said he was postponing further military and political action while pursuing newfound diplomatic openings.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Calls and emails to congressional offices have been close to unanimously negative. The latest polls show solid majorities of Americans opposed. With feelings running so high, many politicians are wary of offering support for military strikes on Syria.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Before Detroit, the city of Stockton, Calif., suffered the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city's biggest challenge now is convincing voters they need to pay higher taxes before things get worse.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
When it comes to military action against Syria, members of Congress are divided by factions rather than party lines. That means the president still has a long way to go to assemble enough votes for a majority.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Aside from hearings, no action is expected this week as Congress considers President Obama's call for authorization of military strikes against Syria. Far more members are publicly undecided than openly supportive of military action at this point.
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.