January 26, 2016 The New York Times
Margaret Weir, a professor who studies urban politics, comments on an article about liberals turning to cities to enact policy changes."Historically, especially for groups that want more government action and more generous social and economic policies, they could go to the federal government and achieve those things," Ms. Weir said. "That has become more difficult. It's a reflection of the loss of power at the federal level."
Liberals Turn to Cities to Pass Laws and Spread Ideas (comments by Margaret Weir) – The New York Times