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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?

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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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Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

Wonder Worm

How a caterpillar could help us recycle plastics.

Counting Boots on the Ground

President Trump is delegating authority to his generals—just like he always said he would. But the political costs if anything goes wrong will be his alone.

Migrant Mess

It turns out failed states are not so great at preventing migrant flows.

the 45th president

Those prophesying apocalyptic doom under President Trump have not come out looking so good.

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