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Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Why We Can't Have Nice Things
New York’s Port Authority Cuts a New Check

Money without reform is a bad idea.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
NYT Ignores Obvious Fix for Subway Delays

To admit the problem, the Times would have to say unpleasant things about public sector unions.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Fixing New York’s Airports

Port Authority is the poster boy of bloated blue governance.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Trump’s Infrastructure Rhetoric Has States Chomping at the Bit

The myth of the “shovel-ready” project persists.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Bureaucratic Bloat Is Eating Away at the American Education System

Americans are spending more and more on education, but those investments are delivering ever-more measly returns.

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?

Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Is the Second Avenue Subway Behind Schedule?

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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

Déjà vu all over again.

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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Turbine Trouble

Trump thinks wind turbines are ugly. What does this mean for the future of American offshore wind power?

Asia's Game of Thrones

After the Chinese abruptly canceled a trade summit, the Philippine President is now walking back his Foreign Secretary’s harsh criticism of China.

Technology and Africa

A moment of bitter irony in the midst of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis highlights the promises and limits of technology.

Bromance Interrupted

The love of Putin’s Russia is a precious gift that costs a lot and can be taken away at a moment’s notice—as soon as the beloved doesn’t fit the Kremlin’s selfish interests any longer.

Higher Education Watch

How the government might restrict the flow of subsidies to selective American universities whose priorities aren’t necessarily in line with the public’s.

My Big Fat Greek Bailout

Europeans hoping that the U.S. might lean on the IMF for friendlier Greek bailout terms may be out of luck.

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