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The Great Wealth Transfer!

As the Silents and Boomers die off, their assets will be redistributed.

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Real Estate Revolution?

A century-old cartel has been broken.

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A Decades-Long Stock Market Bubble?

The S&P and Nikkei are at all-time highs. Economists warn that it won’t last.

The Non-Emergent Democratic Majority?

The realignment of America’s political parties wasn’t quite what was hoped.

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Bowling Aloner

If we’re even bowling at all.

House Passes Bipartisan Tax Bill

Will wonders never cease?

Electric Mismatch Making

The switch still doesn’t make sense for most Americans.

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Is It Cruel to Ban Public Camping?

The 9th Circuit says it is, at least under some circumstances.

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Trump v. Biden

Economic Chart Edition.

Biden Pardons Federal and DC Marijuana Users

A small but positive step.

Texas Passes New Immigration Law

Billions for a wall plus a likely showdown with the feds.

Norman Lear, 1922-2023

A television icon is gone at 101.

Why Americans Are So Anxious About Inflation

Prices are way up, even though the CPI is back under control.

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House Passes Laddered CR with Democratic Support

A second Republican Speaker has reached across the aisle to avert a government shutdown.

Israel’s Evacuation Orders

An extraordinary look into warning civilians about impending attacks.

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

One Year Out

Looking ahead to November 5, 2024

China’s Flailing Economy

Xi’s government is taking a drastically different approach to the slowdown.

When Does A University Stop Being a University?

West Virginia University may be the canary in the coal mine.

The Injustice of Place

A new book looks at the confluence of geography and disadvantage.

More on Small Town Justice

A deep tradition rightly under scrutiny.

Tulsa Historical Note

A quick follow-up to a previous post.

SCOTUS Lets Stand Transgender ADA Inclusion

The justices declined to review a bizarre 4th Circuit decision.

Rethinking STEM Credentialing

Should we reform the way we train a high-tech workforce?

Supreme Court Strikes Down Alabama Districts

A surprising ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

NYC Bans Height-Weight Discrimination

They join DC and San Francisco.

Journalistic Ethics and Mangled Quotes

Striking the balance between cruel and misleading.

It’s Good to Be Clarence Thomas

The questionable ethics of living a lavish lifestyle based on high office.

Community Colleges Not Serving the Community

A key pathway to success for low-income citizens isn’t working.

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Does America Have Too Much Parking?

Cities are lowering or doing away with longstanding requirements to provide spaces.

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Exodus from Big Cities?

People are leaving our cities for the suburbs. But not on an equal basis.

Seattle Bans Caste Discrimination

A seemingly benign but controversial gesture.

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Why We’re Getting Worse At Construction

Affluence comes with a cost.

The Tech Bubble Has Burst. Or Has It?

A lot of huge investments have failed for a variety of reasons.

NYC Mayor Goes to El Paso to Rail Against Illegal Immigration

Eric Adams is begging for the Federal Government for relief.

Matt Yglesias’ Return to His Roots

The one-time Juiceboxer is still annoying the mainstream media.

America Becoming More Rural

A new Census definition has changed classifications slightly. It doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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Homeless Sweeps are Costly, Ineffective, and Immoral

Cities across the United States are taking the wrong approach to a crisis.

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded

Michael Barone on out-migration from some Blue states.

From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff Up” File

That time the Nazis made a movie about the Titanic.

Biden Wants Credit for Economy Worse Than the One He Inherited

Prices are coming down but they’re way higher than they were.

Single-Family Zoning and Housing Diversity

They’re all made out of ticky tacky. And they all look just the same

Moving Away From Off-Off Year Elections

Localities are consolidating local elections to coincide with national ones. Some don’t like that.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

University of California TAs and Postdocs on Strike!

A showdown over wages could upend the apprenticeship arrangement that has long characterized graduate education.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

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Economists Expect Recession Created By Economists

The Fed is expected to stall the economy to fight inflation.

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Insuring Against the Inevitable

Hurricane Ian renews some perennial questions about recovering from natural disasters.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.