Cities are in again

Amazing new data from the Census Bureau. 2011 is the first year in a century that central cities grew more than their suburbs. (See this MSNBC story for details.) Talk about a seismic change. Cities showing higher population gains compared…

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Ideology and reality of small town America

Gail Collins wrote a really insightful op ed on the divisions that characterizes American politics today. Entitled "Running on Empty" she argues that: "Our biggest political division is the war between the empty places and the crowded places." Crowded places…

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