National Politics

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The Perfect Solution to Homelessness

Posted September 26, 2015 by

The past month  has seen national media stories on rising homelessness in New York City, San Francisco, Madison, Los Angeles and other cities. Each story describes the problem, the local government response, and the insistence from homeless advocacy groups that
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Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton today are both victims of unfairly negative media

Dems Fear Repeat of 2000 in Election 2016

Posted September 22, 2015 by

The 2016 presidential race is showing remarkable similarities to 2000. And that has Democrats and progressives understandably nervous. Recall that Democrats entered the 2000 presidential nomination cycle with Vice-President Al Gore the virtually certain nominee. Gore’s backing by Party insiders
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Posted September 17, 2015 by

On September 17, New York’s Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will hold a hearing on plans to build around sixty units of affordable senior housing on city-owned land in the Nolita (north of Little Italy and east of SOHO) neighborhood.  Nolita
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The Sharing Economy’s Liberal Lobbyists

Posted September 17, 2015 by Charles Davis

It was 2008 and presidential hopeful Barack Obama was inspiring millions of people with his promise to disrupt politics as usual – and a new startup called Airbnb was turning that enthusiasm for change into millions of dollars. Denver, the
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A proposed protected car lane on Board Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Americans Applaud as Cities Build Protected Car Lanes

Posted September 17, 2015 by Michael Andersen

Driving is a dangerous activity. As a result, many Americans find it stressful and unpleasant. “I’m interested in driving but it doesn’t really seem safe,” said Bekka Wright of Boston. “I mean, a 3,000-plus-pound machine in the middle of a
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We Can Develop Neighborhoods So That All Residents Benefit

Developing Neighborhoods For All Residents

Posted September 14, 2015 by Brian Biery

As with most controversial human endeavors the ‘G’ word, or gentrification, causes a significant amount of emotion when discussed publicly. For example, I was recently in conversation with a new business owner on a street in our city that was
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Shoes Off, Laptops Out, All Aboard!

Posted September 8, 2015 by Tanya Snyder

Rail travel has many advantages over flying, like the view out the window, or arriving at a downtown location. Perhaps most importantly: You don’t have to get to the train station an hour early to go through security checkpoints like
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