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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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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
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From fracking bans to red tape: Environmental left makes post-election shift

After a disastrous election season for anti-fossil fuel groups, how do they keep their political agenda alive? Some important clues emerged this week during an obscure regulatory hearing about ozone.

By Simon Lomax · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, National
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Free advice for Tom Steyer: Go back to California

The California billionaire and anti-fossil fuel activist is bad at politics, plain and simple.

By Simon Lomax · November 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
The closer: Climate crusader Al Gore makes final argument for Democrats in Colorado

The closer: Climate crusader Al Gore makes final argument for Democrats in Colorado

For the left, Al Gore is the perfect surrogate to close out this year’s election in Colorado. He’s national politics, left-wing politics and climate politics all rolled into one.

By Simon Lomax · November 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
Guest editorial:  Between two flawed candidates, Trump wins on points

Guest editorial: Between two flawed candidates, Trump wins on points

Even though I have my concerns with Trump, he wins on points. The other contender could permanently damage the Republic.

By Barry Farah · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, National