The urban agenda: in 2012, America's cities campaign to be heard.

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A presidential campaign is under way and the themes are familiar: terrorism and taxes, the size of government, the role of faith. Even with 24-hour news channels competing to cover the horse race, some issues get overlooked. America's cities are one of them.

Once upon a time, presidential candidates talked about cities. For one brief period in the 1960s, the federal government even attempted to forge a comprehensive policy for helping our urban places. Those days are gone.

But America's great cities remain--some limping, some booming,...

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