Fixing The Credit Card System

It’s great for the well-off but increasingly problematic for the larger economy.

The Limits of Ideology

John Fetterman says he’s not a progressive.

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Does America Have Too Much Parking?

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

University of California TAs and Postdocs on Strike!

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

The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

With the government throwing its hands up, it’s now up to the citizenry.

Trump Judge Tosses Airline Mask Mandate

The Biden administration’s mandate has been lifted immediately.

UN Issues Dire Climate Report

It’s not too late but it’s too late.

Masking, Science, and Public Health

Guidance from WHO, CDC, and local governments differs widely and for good reason.

Better Masks? More Masks?

It’s time to up our protection game.

The Politics of Vaccination

The science and ethics are not the hardest part of determining who should go first.

Amtrak Suspends DC-New York Acela Over Coronavirus

Fears have reduced demand for public transit.

Trump Shutdown Longest Ever and Violates Law

Federal employees deemed “essential” missed a paycheck yesterday in violation of US labor law.

Amazon’s HQ2 Will Reportedly Be Split Between Northern Virginia And New York City

Amazon has reportedly decided to split its second headquarters between an already urbanized area of Northern Virginia and the outer boroughs of New York City.

The Downside of Uber

The rise of ‘car sharing’ services has greatly benefitted consumers but had a devastating effect on taxi drivers.

Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy Easily Defeats Kim Guadagno In New Jersey

To nobody’s surprise, a blue state returns to its roots.

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Trump Administration Spends First Day Lying About Crowd Size And Attacking Reporters

The first full day of Donald Trump’s Presidency consisted largely of obsessions with irrelevant facts and outright lies.

D.C. Metro Bans All Political Ads Rather Than Run Mohammed Cartoon Poster

The agency that runs Washington D.C.’s mass transit has banned all political ads after Pamela Gellar attempted to run an advertisement featuring a drawing of Mohammed.

Rise of the Megacommuter

About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer and nearly 600,000 have “megacommutes” of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles.

America Cramped By Defensiveness?

Is America’s focus on defense weakening the country?

Supreme Court Overrules Hurricane Sandy

The nation’s capitol is closed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. But the Supreme Court will be reporting for duty.

The Politics of Hurricane Sandy

Naturally, most of us are asking: What does this mean for next Tuesday’s election.

DC’s Taxi System Hikes Fees, Frustrations

The price of a DC cab ride went up big time recently and neither riders nor cabbies are happy.

Body Scanners on Trains, Boats, and Subways?

Looking to avoid airport body scanners? You might not be able to do it on any form of public transit if Janet Napolitano gets her way.

Chris Christie Kills Hudson Rail Project

New Jersey’s governor has killed a vital infrastructure project because of huge cost overruns. It’s penny wise and pound foolish.

Wonkery vs. Reality

The concentration of policy wonks in the Washington-New York-Boston corridor produces skewed analysis.

Seat Hogs: Subway Villains?

WaPo’s Breaking News Blog highlights a story that is, well, hardly breaking news: inconsiderate people on the DC subway.

Transportation Pricing