What we can learn from cities going carless

1. More people doesn’t have to mean more cars. Seattle, almost alone among American cities, has managed to grow without putting more cars on its roadways. Average daily traffic has stayed flat, and even declined a little, as its hot economy added 116,000 new residents. Other cities have added rail capacity but without seeing the…

Seattle and the Dream of the Car-free City

Erick Trickey is a writer in Boston. SEATTLE—Three years ago, this fast-growing, hilly city of 725,000 people took a huge leap toward a longtime civic dream: becoming a place where it’s easy to live without driving every day or without owning a car at all. In March 2016, the region’s Link light-rail system, which ran…

Return of the Republican civil war?

Rep. Mark Walker's team declined to rule out a North Carolina Senate bid against incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo A prominent conservative group is trying to lure a staunch ally of President Donald Trump into a primary race against Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, threatening to inflame intra-party tensions…

Trump, Pelosi and Schumer infrastructure meeting gets dramatic

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‘FBI Lovebirds’: Trump ally bringing Strzok-Page texts to the theater stage

Dean Cain, seen at New York Comic Con in 2018, will take on the role of Peter Strzok. | Steve Luciano/AP Photo legal A dramatic reading sponsored by conservative filmmakers has signed up Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson to play the Trump-Russia investigators. By GABBY ORR 05/22/2019 04:15 PM EDT Updated 05/22/2019 11:42 PM EDT…

Judge sides with Democrats in Trump bank subpoena fight

The House can now move ahead with subpoenas seeking years of President Donald Trump’s financial records. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the House to move ahead with subpoenas seeking years of President Donald Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, dealing the second blow in…

Why Pelosi is so good at infuriating Trump

The confrontations between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are getting to be recurring spectacles. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Something about Nancy Pelosi just gets under Donald Trump's skin. On Wednesday, for the third time in barely six months, a meeting between the president, the speaker and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blew…

USDA relocates economists whose work challenges Trump policies

Following Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's announcement of a staff relocation within the department, employees have been wondering who would be able to stay in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo agriculture Those who examine the impact of tariffs, climate change and taxes on rural America are among employees being reassigned. By LIZ CRAMPTON 05/22/2019 06:40 PM…

Infrastructure Week dies — again

A man works on Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nevada, in May 2017. Hopes for new funding for roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railroads have dried up. | John Locher/AP Photo transportation ‘There wasn’t going to be a $2 trillion deal anyway,’ Republican Rep. Sam Graves said. By KATHRYN A. WOLFE and TANYA SNYDER 05/22/2019…

Trump rages at Democrats as investigations advance on multiple fronts

President Donald Trump pivoted to talking about the Mueller report after a combative meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi initially intended to cover infrastructure. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo white house An angry president makes it clear that he can't look past the Russia investigation. By NANCY COOK 05/22/2019 07:34 PM EDT President Donald Trump has…
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