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How the National Parks Became the Shutdown's Biggest Battleground

What was different, and what was similar, in 1995 and 1996.

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How Cleveland Can Help Solve America's Student-Loan Crisis

Offering college graduates reduced debt in exchange for moving to distressed cities could address two public-policy problems at once.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bob Filner?

What the San Diego mayoral scandal says about the challenge of stopping a politician harassing women who don't work for him and don't know where to report him.

When Artists and Intellectuals Were Rich

Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?

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Gropes and Sloppy Kisses: 13 Women's Accusations Against Bob Filner

What began with the complaints of three women against the San Diego mayor has snowballed into allegations of crude come-ons from more than a dozen.

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Why Big Cities Make Media Liberal

And why the Koch Brothers can't do anything about it, even if they buy up the Tribune papers.

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Facts and Fictions of D.C.'s Gentrification

Urban comebacks like the District of Columbia's can come at a price. This past week showed how sore a subject this still is.