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Toronto's Questionable Plan to Add a Single Subway Stop

Both choices became politically loaded under Rob Ford, who passionately campaigned on delivering the subway extension at practically any cost, despite his otherwise staunch fiscally...

The Long, Ugly History of 'Law and Order' Candidates

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, conservative political figures from both major parties, including big city mayors like Philadelphia's Frank Rizzo and Los Angeles'...

How Fair Housing Will Turn Liberal Cities Conservative

That question is practically rhetorical. By the time that HUD released its final rule on the Fair Housing Act—a 377-page tome on homes titled Affirmatively...

1968 and the Invention of the American Police State

The upshot was both civil unrest and a conservative backlash to it. In Baltimore, the uprising and its leading critic, Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew, helped...

The Tragedy of Canada's Census

A recent attempt by Liberal Ontario MP Ted Hsu to bring back the long-form was hopeless, commentators agreed, well before it was voted down on...