Trumping Up Our Trains

Trumping Up Our Trains

Every time the train derails, my mother begs me to stay put. But how can I? Along the densely populated eastern seaboard, your life is structured around transport. Not everyone can live in New York City or Washington D.C., so millions of people who work there commute...
The Unpleasant Impact of an Unserious Budget

The Unpleasant Impact of an Unserious Budget

Federal budgets, while boring and wonky, can have a serious impact on our lives. They dictate our collective priorities for how we choose to spend our public resources in support of the common good. That is, good budgets do that. But you’d be hard-pressed to call the...
Trump’s Revealing Budget for Rural America

Trump’s Revealing Budget for Rural America

How we spend our money says a lot about what we value — and what we can do without. The Trump administration’s proposed budget, which it submitted to Congress in May, sends the alarming message that it can do without much of rural America. The surprisingly harsh...
Getting That Secure Feeling Yet?

Getting That Secure Feeling Yet?

Millions of Americans are feeling uneasy, disgruntled, and insecure. That message sounded loud and clear throughout our turbulent election year. The Trump administration’s latest budget proposal isn’t likely to change that. It comes down to this: lots more...
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