Politics

Rita Crundwell vs. Harriette Walters: Who Embezzled Better?

Walters stole nearly $50 million from the District of Columbia, but Crundwell allegedly ganked more than half that amount in a town with a budget of only $8 million.

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More on the Teen Birthrate Bible Belt Connection

What other factors influence which states have the highest teen birthrates?

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U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in These States

Teen births follow the same fault lines of religion, politics, and class that divide Americans. 

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Cory Booker, Super Mayor: The Quiz

Can you tell which of these "facts" are true about Newark's firefighting, robber-tackling, erotic fiction-inspiring mayor?

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Seoul's Muted Election Day

Fliers, fliers everywhere.

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Is SoCal America's Next Environmental Success Story?

The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.

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Washington, D.C.'s Tourist Trap

The District of Columbia attracts millions of visitors every year, but they don't often venture far beyond the National Mall.

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World Leaders Posing with Model Cities

Presidents and prime ministers love to point at tiny models of cities.

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Outbreak of the Day: Cholera

77 new cases a day are being reported across Haiti.

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What Cities Looking to Shrink Can Learn From New Orleans

Those who choose to stay in derelict, empty neighborhoods can often pinpoint a place's particular value.

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Rule(s) of the Day: How to Behave in Dubai

According to a study, expats are not so good at following local rules.

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Following Threats, BMW Guggenheim Lab Finds a New Berlin Location

The touring project will revert to an earlier site after concerns over gentrification came to a boil.

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The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.

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The Manifesto for a New Urbanism That Came Before 'New Urbanism'

A 20-year-old's manifesto for the anti-modernist city was written years before the actual New Urbanist movement. Radicalism aside, there are surprising overlaps.

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The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt

Perhaps its time to start referring to a 'religiosity belt,' instead.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.

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The Delicate Politics of Olympic Security

Londoners may be watching their city’s security takeover anxiously, but they can't seem to turn away.

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Are Privatized Public Libraries So Bad?

Many systems end up with more books and longer hours. Why then, does library privatization make so many so uncomfortable?

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Meme Extension of the Day: Xzibit on Parking Lots

A blogger gets creative in his opposition to proposed casino parking.