Government / Politics

February 6, 2008, 10am PST
<p>This article discusses an architect's attempt to classify his homes as "McMansions" and the city's unwillingness to accept the "McMansion" label as an acceptable way to categorize the architecture of proposed homes.</p>
The North County Times
February 6, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This piece from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> asks some experts how a new president could potentially reduce the nation's congestion.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A train capable of reaching speeds of 224 mph has been unveiled in France.</p>
BBC News
February 4, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>As part of an effort to reduce the state's budget expenses, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a plan that would close 48 state parks.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Heavily armed police officers will now be joining the ranks of daily commuters in New York's Subway system as part of a new counter-terrorism effort funded by federal transportation grants.</p>
The New York Times
February 4, 2008, 8am PST
<p>A California man reduced his waste to zero, so he canceled his garbage collection. But garbage collection is required in his city, so the local government is suing.</p>
The Examiner
February 4, 2008, 6am PST
<p>The settlement comes after a group sued to have $1.2 billion restored to the transit fund after the state shifted funds to balance the budget, paying for transportation-related programs that normally would have been paid from the general fund.</p>
The Sacramento Bee
February 2, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The world's largest low emission zone will come into effect next week in London.</p>
Reuters via Environmental News Network
February 1, 2008, 5am PST
<p>In the second of a two-part blog post, Jeffrey Spivak calls to question the Cato Institute's attempts to cast Kansas City light rail as crime ridden.</p>
Kanas City Star Prime Buzz
January 31, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>In part one of a two-part blog post, Jeffrey Spivak calls to question the Cato Institute's attempts to cast light rail as crime ridden.</p>
Kanas City Star Prime Buzz
January 31, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>A federal court ruled recently that the Army Corps of Engineers could not be held liable for the levee fialures that caused the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.</p>
Associated Press
January 31, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Resulting from high numbers of car accidents involving people from out of town, cities across the country are adopting measures that charge drivers and their insurance companies for the city services performed at crash sites.</p>
USA Today
January 30, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The California Assembly is considering a bill that would create the nation's first "feebate" -- a charge or rebate California drivers would pay or receive depending on how much greenhouse gas their cars emit.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A recent report has found that restricting the government's eminent domain powers does not harm economic growth.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
January 30, 2008, 8am PST
<p>A California ballot initiative heading to voters in June could bring an end to the state's rent control laws.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
January 29, 2008, 10am PST
<p>A decision on the fate of federal funding for the D.C.-Dulles rail link has been deleayed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters. This delay may keep hopes for federal funding of the project alive.</p>
The Washington Post
January 28, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>After the federal government pulled its recommendation for funding a rail extension that would connect the Washington D.C.-area to Dulles International Airport, private investors are looking to get in the ring and save the plan.</p>
The Washington Post
January 28, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Many rural prisons have become a mainstay for the economies of the small communities where they are located, and closing them can prove devastating to the local economy, creating long-term problems far beyond the loss of prison jobs.</p>
The New York Times
January 27, 2008, 11am PST
<p>In this piece from <em>Reason</em> Samuel Staley argues that the housing crisis can't be fully blamed for the economic recession.</p>
Reason
January 26, 2008, 7am PST
<p>A planned rail extension that would have connected the Washington D.C. area to Dulles International Airport has been all but killed by a federally-pushed disqualification of the project from receiving critical federal funding.</p>
The Washington Post