National Politics


GOP Already Discredits Clinton Victory

Posted October 18, 2016 by

Last week, two prominent GOP opponents of Donald Trump said that almost every other member of the Republican primary field other than Trump would have beaten Hillary Clinton. Rich Galen, a former press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich,
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Affordable Transportation and Housing Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted October 17, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Rents continue to rise in cities across the U.S., and Pittsburgh is no exception. Noting the escalating housing costs in walkable neighborhoods, Alex Shewczyk at Bike Pittsburgh looks at how transportation and housing policy can coordinate to make places more
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The Larger Debate Failure

Posted October 11, 2016 by

Debate Moderators Ignore Pressing Issues While debate feedback focused on Donald Trump’s words and actions, the event reflected a deeper failure: the moderators’ continued ignoring of the problems most impacting millions of Americans. Housing, inequality, climate change, education policy, transportation,
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Latino Millennial Voters and Democratic Candidate Support

Posted October 4, 2016 by Adrian Pantoja

Much has been made in this election about Hillary Clinton’s struggle to win over millennial voters. Indeed, some have speculated that Hillary Clinton could lose the election because millennials don’t like her and their votes may prove decisive. It’s true
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Don't blame Jane Jacobs for Haight-Ashbury gentrification

What Keeps Cities Affordable?

Posted September 27, 2016 by

I’ve recently written how Jane Jacobs’s 1961 Death and Life of Great American Cities promoted a vision for urban neighborhoods that made them more desirable. Some even blame Jacobs for cities becoming too desirable, associating her with the widespread gentrification
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