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When Charity GO!es Wrong

When Charity GO!es Wrong

April 10, 2019

Unless GO! becomes more transparent about the nature of its projects, it should not be soliciting donations.

Amazon’s Absence: A Win for New York

Amazon’s Absence: A Win for New York

February 20, 2019

We’ve saved ourselves billions in taxpayer money, and we’ve avoided overheating the New York’s property market more than it already is. Amazon’s loss is New York City’s gain.

The Promise of Congestion Pricing

The Promise of Congestion Pricing

February 13, 2019

Congestion pricing is a policy that strikes right at the heart of the issues it’s trying to solve.

In Case of Panic: Do Not Shut Down Government

In Case of Panic: Do Not Shut Down Government

February 6, 2019

If we want the government to stop shutting down, we should elect people who promise to keep it operational – and vote out those who don’t.

Amazon’s Acropolis Will Hurt NYC Residents

Amazon’s Acropolis Will Hurt NYC Residents

November 28, 2018

Amazon made the search for its second headquarters an unparalleled public spectacle, pitting states and cities against each other in a brawl to bag the big prize.

E-Bikes Are Better In Busy U.S. Cities

E-Bikes Are Better In Busy U.S. Cities

November 14, 2018

E-bikes, if properly implemented, could be a boon to any city’s transportation network.

Why I Vote (And Why You Should Too)

Why I Vote (And Why You Should Too)

October 31, 2018

By Sean Franklin It’s election season again, and I’m excited. I already mailed my absentee ballot back to my home state of Virginia. I’ve been able to vote for for just two years now, and it is still a thrill to me. Howev...

How To Fix The Failing Subway System

How To Fix The Failing Subway System

March 21, 2018

By Sean Franklin If Manhattan is New York City’s heart, then the subway is its arteries. It keeps the city’s blood flowing, moving people from home to work to school to the store and back again. It is absolutely essenti...

Why “The Wall” is Still Wrong

Why “The Wall” is Still Wrong

March 14, 2018

By Sean Franklin On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump often talked about building a wall on the southern border. “We need to build a wall” became one of his signature applause lines. But pundits dismissed...

Apple’s Music Service has been Fruitful

Apple’s Music Service has been Fruitful

February 14, 2018

By Sean Franklin This week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Music was on track to overtake Spotify in U.S. subscriptions. Apple Music’s American subscriber base has been growing at about five percent a month, whil...

The Language of Abdicating Responsibility

The Language of Abdicating Responsibility

January 31, 2018

By Sean Franklin Mass shootings are an unfortunate everyday occurrence in America. This week, yet another mass shooting (at a high school, no less) occurred in Marshall County, Kentucky. Two students were killed, and 1...

Trump Must Regress Cuts for TPS

Trump Must Regress Cuts for TPS

January 24, 2018

By Sean Franklin Earlier this week, President Trump decided to drastically curtail the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program. Under this program, migrants from parts of the world in crisis could seek residenc...

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