National Politics

How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike

Posted July 11, 2014 by Jay Walljasper

You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an infrastructure revolution, a
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How Tech Became Hip

Posted July 8, 2014 by

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in
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What the President Can Do on Immigration

Posted July 7, 2014 by Marshall Fitz

With immigration reform legislation stalled, and deportations reaching a crisis level, President Barack Obama asked his new secretary of homeland security, Jeh Johnson, to conduct a review of the agency’s deportation policies in order to identify ways to make the
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The Homeless Issue the Media Won’t Touch

Posted July 2, 2014 by

The San Francisco Chronicle tried again to explain homelessness this week. Once again, it gave lip service to the macro problem—the lack of state and federal funding— while prioritizing the micro—individual stories of how people leave homelessness or are trapped
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