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Suburbs

  1. contested ground
    Trump’s Racist Urban Myth Hides His Suburban FailuresThe portrayal of Black cities as dens of criminality against pure suburbs didn’t work for him, but it’s not the first or last use of such rhetoric.
  2. 2020 elections
    Republicans Make Shocking Gains in the HouseDemocrats were expected to win several seats, but will instead lose a handful. Nancy Pelosi now faces a potential revolt.
  3. the system
    Two Visions of the Suburbs Are on the Ballot. Both Are Myths.To understand them as imagined by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, you first have to understand that they are actually talking about segregation.
  4. republican national convention
    Why the RNC Must Claim Biden Will Make Life Even WorseTrump can’t run on his record or second-term agenda, so his only play is to rail against “American carnage” — even though he’s the incumbent.
  5. vision 2020
    Will Trump Allow the Coronavirus to Ravage Blue America?The urban–nonurban divide characterizes the coronavirus response and economic crises to a dangerous degree.
  6. democrats
    Virginia Shows That Centrist Democrats Can Move a State LeftNobody thinks of suburban-dependent Virginia Democrats as all that progressive. But they are putting together a record that Joe Biden might emulate.
  7. vision 2020
    Will Pete and Amy’s Abandoned Voters Move to Biden?It depends on if you believe the “tracks” theory or the “lanes” theory of voter behavior.
  8. house republicans
    Trump Is Eroding the GOP’s Support Among the White Lawmaking ClassTrump’s lack of appeal to highly educated Republicans hasn’t driven many voters from his coalition — but it is driving many GOP lawmakers out of D.C.
  9. 2019 special elections
    Republicans Hang Onto Bright-Red N.C. Congressional District and Trump GloatsTrump is taking credit, but the narrow win by Republican Dan Bishop in a special congressional election is not necessarily a good sign for 2020.
  10. suburbs
    The Suburbs Can Be Fixed. No, Really.It won’t happen in one giant swoop. But small changes can have big effects.
  11. politics
    Pelosi Returns to Speakership With a Far More Cohesive Democratic MajorityPelosi’s last House majority had significant divisions and bore the burden of Obama’s agenda. Today’s Democrats must only fight and investigate Trump.
  12. abortion
    Just When Their Party Needs Them, Pro-Choice Republicans Are VanishingIt’s not going to be easy for Republicans to win back the suburbanites, women, and millennials they are losing when they are all for banning abortion.
  13. politics
    The Suburbs May Not Be As Progressive As Democrats Would Like, But They Could BeThough some midterm voters backed Democratic candidates but rejected progressive proposals, the party’s left flank can still win over suburbanites.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Are Ending the Once-Powerful Republican Midterm Turnout AdvantageCollege-educated white voters tilting towards Democrats and sure to turn out. If young and minority voting surges too, the wave could be substantial.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Trump’s Base-Pandering May Be Hurting Republicans in Swing DistrictsIn suburban Republican-held districts won by Clinton, there just aren’t enough MAGA fans to overcome swing-voter disdain for Trump.
  16. The Uncertain Future of Trumpism Without TrumpRepublicans thought Ed Gillespie had found a way to appeal to Trump supporters without alienating suburbanites. Turns out it’s not so easy.
  17. from the archives
    Remembering When City Hippies Left New York for Country LifeSome found “Back to the Earth” backbreaking. Others took root and blossomed.
  18. Can Democrats Move Left — and to the Suburbs?Liberal activists want economic populism. But Democrats’ path to a House majority cuts through affluent suburbs that shunned Bernie Sanders.
  19. the suburbs
    Suburban Families Vie for Prestigious ‘No Heat Award’NY and NJ families compete to go the longest without turning on the furnace.
  20. desperate housewives
    Long Island Moms in Heat, Thanks to Brad PittTime to lose the mom jeans — a new daddy is making the rounds.
  21. intel
    Pepsi’s Super Bowl Ad Drags Justin Through NYC Click above to witness Pepsi’s latest Super Bowl effort. As usual, their big ad involves a celebrity doing something slightly embarrassing and vaguely funny — remember Jimmy Fallon and Parker Posey awkwardly dancing on cars? Or Diddy driving a Pepsi delivery truck? Or Britney Spears and Beyoncé as Gladiators? (Okay, that last one was awesome). But this one features an extended cameo by our favorite lady of all, New York City. Justin Timberlake starts out the commercial with some friends at his NYC restaurant, Southern Hospitality. He’s mysteriously yanked out the door and dragged up the side of a building (where SNL star Andy Samberg makes a predictably uncomfortable cameo). Then he’s thrown into the Hudson River near Chelsea and pulled into the suburbs (where he runs into Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and gets hit in the head with a flat-screen TV). We’re not really sure about the message of this ad, but anything that involves a celebrity getting dunked in the Hudson makes us happy. If not particularly thirsty. Pepsi USA [Official site]
  22. in other news
    Michael Jackson Has Been Living Right Underneath Our Prosthetic Noses!Michael Jackson has been spotted around town in New York periodically in recent months, but until today, we didn’t know where he was living. Turns out he’d been holed up with a private family in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, where he’d been “trying to be normal,” according to FoxNews.com columnist Roger Friedman. That’s less than an hour from here! Technically, that put Jackson miles and miles closer to our bustling city than he is to “normalcy.” Jackson has reportedly returned to L.A., but good for him for trying to introduce his family to the quiet life in the Jersey suburbs? Good for him. For a short time, his kids could finally have a normal life, going to the movies, attending public school, making regular friends. After all, if your new little friend has millions of dollars to spend at the Short Hills mall, who cares if he has to do it wearing a mask? Jacko Lived with New Jersey Family for Three Months [Fox 411] Earlier: Why the Fug Isn’t Anybody Paying Attention to Michael Jackson?
  23. numbers game
    We Have Seen the Traffic, and It Is Us If you’re like us, you’ve probably tried to reconcile your daily observations of forever-snarled Manhattan traffic with the fact that neither you, nor anyone you know, owns a car. Then, if you’re like us, you’ve assumed that it’s all suburban commuters’ fault. If so, the Times has some shocking revelations for you today. The data: • Total number of daily car commuters in Manhattan: 263,000 • Number of those commuters who live within the five boroughs: 141,000 • Percentage of total commuters who live within the five boroughs: 53 • Number of those commuters who live in Queens: 51,300 • Percentage of total commuters who live in Queens: 19.5 • Number of those commuters who live in Manhattan: 23,900 • Percentage of total commuters who live in Manhattan: 9 • Percentage of total commuters who merely pass through Manhattan en route elsewhere: 20 • Percentage of government workers who drive to work: 35 • Amount those government workers pay for parking: $0 In Traffic’s Jam, Who’s Driving May Be Surprising [NYT]
  24. in other news
    Take the 8:15 Into the City, or Out of It Score another defeat for John Cheever. The world immortalized in his classic short story “The Five Forty-Eight” — about an emotionally distant adman who lives in the fictional Westchester suburb of Shady Hill — has long gone the way of the three-martini lunch. But now it seems even the very idea of the Westchester commuter could be disappearing, too: For the first time in the 23-year history of Metro-North, less than half its riders are commuters from the suburbs into Manhattan, according to a report in today’s Times — 49.3 percent, to be exact, down from 65.3 percent of riders in 1984.