The Underappreciated Architecture of Waffle House, The Highway Lane Next to Yours Isn’t Really Moving Any Faster, and more...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Underappreciated Architecture of Waffle House

New Orleans is getting a 'fancy' version of the 24-hour American breakfast chain. This is not a good development.

Amanda Kolson Hurley

The Highway Lane Next to Yours Isn’t Really Moving Any Faster

It’s what researchers call a “roadway illusion.”

Eric Jaffe

The Failures and Merits of Place-Based Initiatives

Targeting select low-income communities for an infusion of resources isn’t the answer to the problem of urban poverty. But what is?

Brentin Mock

The Troubled Relationship Between Texas and FEMA

Texans don’t trust the federal government. But the state relies on federal disaster funds more than any other.

Kriston Capps

What Federal Oversight Means for the Cleveland Police Department

The city and the U.S. Department of Justice announced an ambitious law-enforcement consent decree agreement Tuesday.

Brentin Mock

The Fantastical, Yet Still Plausible, Plan to Build a New Megacity in Turkey

In the run-up to June’s general elections, the country’s opposition party announced plans for a new city called Merkez Turkiye that would cost $200 billion to construct.

Feargus O'Sullivan