Social impact bonds infuse private capital into public-sector activities, helping build a better safety net while reducing the state’s burden.
After two weeks of chaos, Cyprus opens its banks again. But borrowing was tightly controlled.
Homes ripped apart by the superstorm are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters—but not everyone is getting a good deal.
The blunt-spoken billionaire mayor may be popular in Washington and New York, but that popularity doesn't extend to other parts of the country.
Will the Texas congressman pay up?
We can reduce street crimes by making the gun owner responsible for whatever happens with the weapon, no matter who pulls the trigger.
An earthquake could decimate 2 million of the city's 3 milion apartments. But not everyone is happy with Turkey's solution.
A new report by the EPA found that the majority of rivers and streams can't support healthy aquatic life.
What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.
The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban had important, positive effects that were just beginning to take root when it expired in 2004.
Georgia's state senate just declared that it, not its neighbor to the north, controls part of the Tennessee River at Nickajack.
Arizona wants to tie bathroom access to birth certificates; scientists sound warning about pit latrines; a municipal government does BYO toilet paper.
The city is tightening the rules governing its famous red light district. Will the efforts cut down on sex trafficking or make the problem worse?
Public parks in upper-income, predominantly-white communities in Kansas City were more likely to have playgrounds, water features and trails.
It's a misleading metric that actually tells us very little about efficiency.
The scandal has prompted China's government to acknowledge the nation's intense problem with food safety.
New evidence from the stop-and-frisk lawsuit.
A federal agency worries they could aid terrorists. But really, they expose our vulnerabilities.
Experts weigh in on how law enforcement should engage in and implement these tactics.