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Reason #8 most Americans don’t ride transit: Life is complicated

For most Americans, transit doesn’t serve the complexity of most of their adult lives.

By Randal O'Toole · February 15, 2017 · 0 comments · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Trump’s pen tells a story. It seems that in a global, modern world, even when buying American, it’s hard to buy American.

By Jon Caldara · February 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Jon Caldara, National
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Reason #7 most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t carry freight

Carrying large packages, suitcases, or shopping bags on transit is awkward at best and impossible at worst.

By Randal O'Toole · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

There are plenty of issues to report on regarding President Trump and his new administration, but a so-called “gag order” at the EPA isn’t one of them.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · January 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, National
Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Rather than maintain transit systems in a state of good repair, the transit industry has chosen to build more transit lines that it can’t afford to maintain.

By Randal O'Toole · January 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #1 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s slow

Taken as a whole, urban transit averages 14.1 mph, less than half the speed of driving in most cities.

By Randal O'Toole · January 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Watching the leftist meltdown following the election is one of the greatest spectacles I’ve ever enjoyed.

By Jon Caldara · January 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Jon Caldara, National
Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Much of the city/suburb debate is a struggle over who gets to tax residents of an urban area.

By Randal O'Toole · December 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation, Uran Renewal
Fake outrage over Trump’s EPA pick will make matters worse for green groups

Fake outrage over Trump’s EPA pick will make matters worse for green groups

The campaign to block Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt from becoming EPA administrator shows green groups have learned nothing from the 2016 election and still have big problems with blue-collar voters.

By Simon Lomax · December 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics
Electoral College a check against tyranny of majority rule

Electoral College a check against tyranny of majority rule

Under majority rule, it’s easy for the majority to oppress a minority, regardless of the party in power.

By Barry Fagin · November 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Barry Fagin, Elections, National, Politics