Politics

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The Math Behind Sacking Disposable Bags

How a variety of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shopping bags are working

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Toronto's Waterfront Moment

How the citizens of Toronto successfully stopped an unpopular redevelopment plan

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Mayor of the World: How Bloomberg Flexes New York's Diplomatic Muscle

Cities, not countries, are increasingly where the foreign policy action is

Courtesy California High-Speed Rail Authority

The Future of California's High-Speed Rail Is in Private Sector Hands

With cost estimates rising, a commitment of additional state funds for high-speed rail seems all but impossible

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Newcastle, Australia, City Council Wants to Fire Themselves

A years-long controversy over fig trees is wearing away at some local officials

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The Geography of Obama’s Tanking Approval Ratings

The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause

Courtesy State of Maryland

The Case for a D.C.-Baltimore Mega-Region

Maryland's controversial anti-sprawl plan is in the final review phase

Courtesy 'Save St. Louis Del Taco'

St. Louis to Board of Aldermen: Save Our Del Taco

How a flying saucer ended up at the nexus of local politics and real estate development this summer