Issue #135, May/June 2004
Arena Politics By Jason Stevenson
A downtown sports arena is the latest flash point in the heated and long-running debate about the kind of city Newark should be.
House of Cards By James Goodno
As U.S. Senate candidate Mel Martinez trumpets his accomplishments at HUD, we take a closer look at exactly what those “accomplishments” were.
Reagan’s Legacy: Homelessness in America By Peter Dreier
While the media looks fondly at former President Reagan’s accomplishment two decades ago they all but ignore the devastating effects his policies left on America’s cities and the poor.
The Housing Bubble By Dean Baker
After years of unprecedented, and possibly unsustainable, growth in housing values, will there be a fall? If there is, one economist predicts low-income households and communities will be hit hardest.
Economic Rights are Human Rights By Ron Feemster
Philadelphia activists are fighting to integrate economic human rights into Pennsylvania’s laws and policies.
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