Chronicles Magazine Politics

  • Correspondence

    Ron Sims

    What have I done? I have tried to find out more about Ron Sims, the deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development and previously the long-running chief executive of King County, Washington, where I live.

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  • Beyond the Revolution

    Home Rule

    The city-state is the seedbed of civilization, but the concept seems alien to the American tradition. Nonetheless, our cities did once possess, at least before the Revolution, many of the same rights enjoyed by English and European burgs.

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