Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Traffic Congestion in the World: 10 Worst and Best Cities

The continuing improvement in international traffic congestion data makes comparisons between different cities globally far easier.

Beyond Polycentricity: 2000s Job Growth (Continues to) Follow Population

The United States lost jobs between 2000 and 2010, the first loss between census years that has been recorded in the nation's history.

Education Incentives can Help End Low Expectations

Behavioral psychologists and economists long have considered incentives to be a normal part of human nature, but applying them to education still stokes controversy.

New Commuting Data Shows Gain by Individual Modes

The newly released American Community Survey data for 2013 indicates little change in commuting patterns since 2010, a result that is to be expected in a period as short as three years.

Sea Level Rise Issues in Florida Elections

The September 24, 2014 New York Times (NYT) had an article by reporter Gail Collins "

Does the GOP Need to Start Listening to Millennials?

Recently on his show, former Gov.

The FCC Shouldn't Go Down the Primrose (Preemption) Path

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) already has suffered two judicial rebukes in its efforts to impose net neutrality mandates on Internet service providers, most recently this past January

5 Reasons Leonardo DiCaprio Needn't Worry about Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio last weekend participated in the “People’s Climate March” in New York City and followed it up with an address to the United Nations.

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Thinking the Unthinkable: Imposing the "Utility Model" on Internet Providers

Back in 1997, then-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt titled a speech, 

People's Climate March Wants to Change the System, Not the Weather

“Extremist voices and groups have hijacked Islam and misappropriated the right to speak on its behalf,” Iyad Ameen Madani, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,