How Much Does NIMBYism Cost?

The low-slung apartment buildings that line the streets of Houston, Fort Worth, and other Lone Star cities are some of the cheapest affordable housing projects to build anywhere. Two-story jobbers in Texas cost a whole lot less to build with housing tax credits than affordable mid-rises in California or New England. Where land prices are…

The Global Mass Transit Revolution

The world is building mass transit networks faster than ever before, and ridership is increasing to match. But the United States continues to lag behind both Asia and Europe in mass transit. New York is the only North American city to rank among the global top-ten busiest transit systems. That’s according to a new report…

The World Just Laughed at Donald Trump

Everyone’s got their own recurring nightmare—naked in class, teeth falling out, whatever. For Donald Trump, that nightmare is that the world is laughing at the United States, and on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, the nightmare came true. The president’s public remarks are littered with warnings that America is, or might be, the…

Dark Money | POV | PBS

Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the…

Protesters Rally Against Kavanaugh, and Back His Accusers: ‘The Wave of Wom…

Survivors of sexual assault and their supporters stood shoulder to shoulder on the steps of New York’s City Hall on Monday, holding signs that read “I believe Christine,” “Misogyny bores me” and “Block InJustice Kavanaugh.” In Washington, over 100 protesters were arrested after gathering in front of the Supreme Court and inside Senate office buildings.…