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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.

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Leaked DC Metro Budget Raises Fares, Cuts Service

Is Metro in a slow spiral to obsolescence?

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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.

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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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The Way Forward

Democrats had better wake up and compete, or they risk another shellacking next year—and in 2020.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Top British officials are announcing a new naval priority: challenging Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea.

American Innovation

It’s innovative projects like this that will rescue America’s healthcare system.

The Importance of Reinvestment

Conventional producers are slashing costs and once again reinvesting in new projects.

String of Pearls

After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China is poised to profit by acquiring a strategic port on the Indian Ocean.

Allies

It is hard to imagine any other NATO member hosting ships from a navy that is busily building islands in South China sea—not to mention carrying out live-fire drills in the Mediterranean.

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