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City Blues
Storm Clouds Gather Over America’s Cities

Some of the bloodiest fights over the next few years will be between blue cities and red state legislatures.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
The Trouble with Infrastructure

Making America’s infrastructure great again will take more than political will and money.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Leaked DC Metro Budget Raises Fares, Cuts Service

Is Metro in a slow spiral to obsolescence?

Blue Model Spasms
Why Dining Out Has Gotten So Expensive

A New York Times analysis unintentionally delivers a devastating critique of blue model governance.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
California Scales Back High-Speed Rail Plans Again

Déjà vu all over again.

Delivering Health
What “Narrow” Health Networks Can Tell Us About Single Payer

If you give up choice, you can save money. But do Americans want to give up choice?

Infrastructure for the Information Age
How to Improve Infrastructure Without Taxpayer Money

The information economy poses new challenges and requires different kinds of infrastructure. Privatization can help.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Indonesia Stands Up to China

What we’re seeing in Asia is a geopolitical version of Newton’s Third Law: Where China pushes, it encounters a forceful response.

Rise of Xi
Is Xi Following in Putin’s Footsteps?

Xi may try to extend his tenure.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
The Sorry, Dangerous State of NJ Transit

Christie is right to see waste in infrastructure, but his strategy for combatting it isn’t working.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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