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Urbs and Burbs
Urbs and Burbs
Houston’s Pro-Middle Class Sprawl

Houston’s sprawl and minimal regulatory environment come with costs—but they make housing much more affordable for the middle class.

Urbs and Burbs
Young Americans Still Want the Suburbs

A new survey finds that 66 percent of millennial respondents want to live in the suburbs. Technology can make that choice more sustainable.

Urbs and Burbs
A Streetcar Named Debacle

Across the country projects to build new streetcar routes are floundering, just like much of the rest of Obama’s pet urbanist projects.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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