United States

July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub complied a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
4 hours ago   WalletHub
Kevin Roose wonders whether "choosing to live outside a major city is tantamount to opting to live in the past."
Jun 11, 2014   New York Magazine
Stanley Kurtz reports that Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) "is planning to offer" an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill that would declaw the Obama Administration's proposed "AFFH" rule.
Jun 11, 2014   National Review Online
A new report, the first of its kind, documents the pervasive harassment experienced by women, and many men, of all races, income levels, sexual orientations, and geographic locations. The report identifies the situation as an issue of human rights.
Jun 10, 2014   The Washington Post
President Obama has signed "a bipartisan $12.3 billion water bill that will help improve harbors, waterways, levees, and ecosystems across the United States," according to an article by Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane.
Jun 10, 2014   Brookings: The Avenue
A new post by Vox includes 40 maps, charts, and graphs explain that where and how food works in America.
Jun 10, 2014   Vox
Mapping congressional districts functions at a dynamic intersection of geography, politics, and community. Can technology, as with so many other issues at this intersection, improve the current system?
Jun 9, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Dara Lind provides insight on new data on U.S. naturalizations released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In all, 779,929 immigrants became U.S. citizens in 2013.
Jun 9, 2014   Vox
A recent Wall Street Journal editorial calls for "Topic-specific, industry-led, and place-based…public-private hubs" as the key to a manufacturing renaissance. The idea is already being tested in four cities.
Jun 9, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
EPA's new Clean Power Plan Rule has taken on a political life of its own, with coal states adamantly opposed, helping those who allege that the administration is waging a "war on coal." We also look at the basis of the rule in the 1970 Clean Air Act.
Jun 7, 2014   Politico Pro
All but nine states have decreased the number of "structurally deficient" bridges since the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse. That improvement, however, is far from permanent. Can the federal government and states maintain their progress?
Jun 7, 2014   Governing