Lethal Projectiles: Car Culture, Gun Violence, and Police Shootings

Matthew Lewis points out that departments of transportation and police departments are two of the least democratic institutions in American society right now– and are two of the biggest threats to public health.

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Is COVID C-OV-er? In the US, maybe. There’s a Big “But.”

The COVID vaccine rollout in the US is, at long last, coming together. COVID vaccine rates in other countries are struggling as a product of inadequate supply and inadequate infrastructure. Addressing this is vital as a matter of global economic stability, if not basic humanitarianism.

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Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Angie Schmitt’s Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America (2020) is a must-read

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Did Cities Ever Need Tech, Anyway? Seattle vs. the Post-COVID Economy

Long a sleepy seaport town, Seattle was enjoying a fraught, decade-long flirtation with explosive growth– and inequality. Will COVID bust up the party forevermore?

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Sure, the Federal Government is Failing. What if That’s The Point?

Critiques of Donald Trump’s presidency have focused on his use of the executive office for personal gain. Less discussed is the intentionality of the executive’s efforts to undermine the effectiveness of the federal government at large.

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Interview with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carla Frisch on America’s Pledge

Nat sits down with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carla Frisch to talk about America’s Pledge, an initiative to bring together cities, states, and corporations to tackle the climate crisis– with real, quantifiable benefits for every citizen.

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