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To generate local, inclusive prosperity, cities must think beyond tech accelerators and science parks and instead embrace a wider range of innovation strategies.
France’s own political traditions can accommodate visible Islam and heal social divisions.
Michael Brown shouldn’t be a poster child for social justice movements.
Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification.
For democrats, the concentration of media power and commercialization of public discourse are a disaster. If we are serious about democracy, we need to work aggressively for reform.
Laws imposing social disabilities on immigrants are at odds with constitutional guarantees of equality.
Pessimism about a selfish electorate is fundamentally misdirected.
How early warning and early action can prevent the escalation of disputes into armed violence.
The difficult choices surrounding building searches, curfews, anti-loitering provisions, and the like should be made by the individuals with the biggest stake in them.
Somebody needs to be for quality of life, not just quantity of stuff. And to do so requires an approach that does not trivialize consumption, but accords it the respect and centrality it deserves.
The United States is in the midst of a fundamental reorientation of its environmental regulation, one that is as improbable as it is unremarked.
How greater economic equality would promote public health.
The intellectual demands of the 21st century, as well as the demands of democratic life, are best met by preserving plural definitions of a good education.