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The Robots are Coming (to the City)

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When we think of the city of the future, we might think about flying cars and scenes from “Star Trek” or “The Jetsons.” But coming new technologies are shaping deeper ...

The Country Can't Afford a Top-Level Vacancy at the Census

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John Thompson picked a hell of a day to quit. The director of the U.S. Census Bureau since 2013 and a career Census bureaucrat, Thompson resigned on Tuesday, just as ...

The Historic Carnegie Library Should Not Be Turned Into An Apple Store

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Over the course of three decades, Andrew Carnegie helped introduce the American people to the notion of a public library. He built nearly 1,700 libraries across the country, most in ...

Where the Creative Class is Most (and Least) Diverse

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The interplay between race, ethnicity, and economic progress in the U.S. has long been a complex and politically loaded one, even before the election of Donald Trump. As president, Trump’s ...

Will the Law Answer to the President, or the President to the Law?

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Who can sincerely believe that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for any reason other than to thwart an investigation of serious crimes? Which crimes—and how serious—we can only ...

Trump's threat to the 2020 Census

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It’s three years away, and still a year before its scheduled dress rehearsal, but nervous observers are already asking: What happens to the 2020 U.S. Census under President Donald Trump?

Where immigrant growth matters most

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While public discussion of immigration seems to be dominated by President Trump’s proposed border wall or the defunding of sanctuary cities, ongoing immigration from abroad continues to contribute substantially to ...

Republicans plan massive cuts to programs for the poor

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House Republicans just voted to slash hundreds of billions of dollars in health care for the poor as part of their Obamacare replacement. Now, they’re weighing a plan to take ...

Buffett: GOP healthcare plan a ‘huge tax cut for guys like me’

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Transcript: Interview with Donald Trump

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The Economist talks to the President of the United States about economic policy DONALD TRUMP, the President of the United States, along with Steve Mnuchin, the treasury secretary, and Gary ...

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

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President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s ...

Canada Infrastructure bank could fund high-speed rail in Alberta, Ontario

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High-speed rail lines in Alberta and Southern Ontario are the types of projects that could be funded through the Canada Infrastructure Bank, the federal Infrastructure Minister said during a day-long ...

Note to Cities: Rising Inequality Is Not a Sign of Success

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The story of Cleveland, as with many other Rust Belt cities, is a story of falling from grace. How is “grace” measured? Population rankings, mostly. Cleveland was America’s 5th biggest ...

Cleantech venture capital: Continued declines and narrow geography limit prospects

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President Trump has stressed the importance of oil and “clean” coal in America’s economic growth, and meanwhile a wide range of emerging clean technologies—ranging from renewables and energy storage to ...

U.S. Census director resigns amid turmoil over funding of 2020 count

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The director of the U.S. Census Bureau is resigning, leaving the agency leaderless at a time when it faces a crisis over funding for the 2020 decennial count of the ...

Trump must be impeached. Here’s why.

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Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of ...

Silicon Valley: A Reality Check

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The nation has spoken: weird useless $400 wi-fi enabled juicing company Juicero is the perfect symbol of Silicon Valley. So says the Washington Post: Juicero Shows What’s Wrong With Silicon ...

To Combat its Housing Crisis, California Just Launched a Legal War on NIMBYs

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California Democrats are uniting against a common enemy who they believe is making residents miserable and imperiling the state’s future. The target: NIMBYs across the state who continually shoot down ...

Berlin’s Transport Secretary Has Some Harsh News For People Who Drive Cars

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“Anyone who drives a car in Berlin has too much time.” That’s a quote from Jens-Holger Kirchner, Green Party member and Berlin transport secretary in charge of the newly formed ...

Google plans to 'fix' Toronto by building smart city

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Google has its sights set on piloting its vision for the smart city of the future in Canada's largest urban centre. But its reasons for picking Toronto are not necessarily ...

Donald Trump's visit to Israel: Live updates and analyses

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U.S. President Donald Trump's highly anticipated visit to Israel on Monday has both Israeli and U.S. officials wondering what he will bring to the table on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Dublin Might Finally Get the Main Square It Deserves

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In the heart of Dublin’s city center, a pivotal intersection is finally getting its chance to be an open-air “living room” for a city that has never quite had the ...

Urban Planning Can’t Happen Without Black People in the Room—Yet It Does

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Sit at the tables where people are deciding where the new school will go, whether to expand the bus stop or if a new business can drop itself into a ...

The author of Rise of the Creative Class is grappling with its dark side

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No one has done more to promote the return of educated professionals to cities than Richard Florida. In his 2002 classic The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida argued that ...