1. climate change
    Bipartisan Group of Economists Endorses (Surprisingly Robust) Carbon TaxSome of the GOP’s top economists just called on the government to (gradually) euthanize the fossil fuel industry and establish a tiny UBI.
  2. media
    Is It Time to Regulate Social Media Influencers?Cases of fraud are common in the multi-billion dollar influencer marketing industry. A “Cambridge Analytica moment” could be next.
  3. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  4. cityscape
    A Built-From-Scratch Neighborhood in Washington That Doesn’t Feel PrefabThe Wharf doesn’t gaslight us into pretending it’s something it isn’t.
  5. media
    Megyn Kelly Is Officially Walking Away From NBC With $69 MillionThe network is paying her the remainder of her contract, even after firing her following her comments defending blackface.
  6. climate change
    We’re Boiling the Ocean Faster Than We ThoughtClimate change is warming the seas more rapidly than the IPCC realized, a new study suggests.
  7. the wall
    Republicans Fear Trump’s Fake National Emergency Could Pave Way for a Real OneMarco Rubio thinks out loud: You wouldn’t want some Democrat to use special powers on climate change, would you?
  8. 2020 elections
    Is the 2020 Dem Presidential Field Finally Shrinking Rather Than Expanding?Tom Steyer’s withdrawal is a good sign that everybody in America isn’t running to face Donald Trump.
  9. 2020 presidential election
    Single-Issue Presidential Candidates Like Jay Inslee Are RareInslee says he’ll only talk about climate change. That will make his identity clear, but it’s not an approach that’s likely to win.
  10. tomorrow
    8 Predictions for What the World Will Look Like in 20 YearsLess sex, two dueling internets, and more expert predictions for life in 2039.
  11. politics
    Pelosi Returns to Speakership With a Far More Cohesive Democratic MajorityPelosi’s last House majority had significant divisions and bore the burden of Obama’s agenda. Today’s Democrats must only fight and investigate Trump.
  12. cityscape
    When a Developer Comes for Your Little Neighborhood ParkIn Nolita and Nashville, two cautionary tales: If it’s not absolutely locked down as green space, it can become a building site.
  13. life after warming
    Parenting the Climate Change GenerationClimate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
  14. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  15. media
    Verizon Made a $9 Billion Bet on Digital Media. Here’s Why It Failed.By rolling up Yahoo and AOL—including HuffPost, Tumblr and more—the telecom giant was hoping to compete with Google and Facebook. It couldn’t.
  16. green new deal
    Is a Green New Deal Possible Without a Revolution?Corporate America tolerated economic transformation to prevent a Nazi victory. There’s no sign it’s willing to do the same to prevent climate ruin.
  17. conservatism
    Conservatives Are Right to Write Off Big CitiesNeverTrump Republicans think urbanites are eager to vote for a less xenophobic brand of their ideology. That’s as delusional as Trump’s Twitter feed.
  18. chuck schumer
    Schumer to Trump: Give Us Green Infrastructure, or We’ll Give You NoneThe Democrats (wisely) make Trump an offer he can’t accept.
  19. epa
    EPA Rolls Back Carbon Rule for New Coal Plants, But No One Wants to Build ThemThe change won’t result in any new coal-fired power plants, but it will make the coal industry feel like Trump is helping.
  20. climate change
    Giving Manchin Energy Committee Post May Be a Compromise Too FarDemocrats appear to be set to make a friend of the coal industry the leader of the Energy Committee in the face of climate change.
  21. millennials
    Millennials Aren’t Post-Consumerist, They’re Just Poor, Fed FindsGen Y longs for suburban homes and cars, not bohemian “experiences.” That’s bad news for the climate.
  22. climate change
    We’re Destroying the Climate Even Faster Than We’d ThoughtGlobal carbon emissions were supposed to be plateauing. In 2018, they took off like “a speeding freight train,” a new report finds.
  23. conservatism
    White House: We May End Electric Car Subsidies to Punish GM, Protect Free MarketThe White House says electric car subsidies must end because GM closed some factories – and because the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers.
  24. life after warming
    Why Al Gore Thinks There’s Still Hope for the PlanetThe environmentalist and former vice-president talks about wildfires, Donald Trump, and why he still has hope that we can preserve a livable planet.
  25. cityscape
    Growing Out of the ’60s: The Ford Foundation Building Gets RenewedPlantings that work, restored mid-century credenzas — and, finally, wheelchair access that’s not through the back.
  26. the left
    Immigration Creates Problems for the Left. Tight Borders Can’t Be the Solution.Mass immigration poses genuine challenges for progressive politics. But restrictionism is incompatible with a just response to the climate crisis.
  27. life after warming
    What If the Courts Could Save the Climate?Juliana v. United States is a long shot, but it may not be as far-fetched as it seems.
  28. climate change
    Trump Says He’s Too Intelligent to Believe Climate Change Report“You look at our air and our water, and it’s right now at a record clean,” said the very intelligent man.
  29. new york magazine
    New York Magazine’s New Subscriptions: A Reader’s FAQYou may have heard the news already: New York Media is introducing a digital subscription. You probably have questions. Read on for answers.
  30. paris climate agreement
    Trump Deals New Blow to Paris Climate Accord Ahead of ConferenceThe U.S. is sowing doubt about whether developed countries will compensate developing ones for the costs of adapting to climate change.
  31. migrant caravan
    Trump Ignores Actual Climate Threat, Takes Action Against Illusory Migrant OneAsylum seekers will not destroy the U.S. economy or threaten America’s national security. But a new government report says that climate change will.
  32. 2038
    Fake News, Bad Presidents: Tyler Cowen Predicts Our Coming 19th-Century FutureTyler Cowen thinks that in 2038, we’re going back to the world of 19th-century American politics — bitter, rancorous, and dysfunctional.
  33. cityscape
    Norman Foster’s Tulip Is Instagram Architecture at Its EmptiestThe Gherkin is getting a sperm-shaped neighbor.
  34. media
    BuzzFeed Has a New Money Idea: YouFor $100, you get a tote bag.
  35. #metoo
    The GOP Thinks #MeToo Is a Chance to Exploit the ‘Biased’ PressBut their attempts just show how much they get wrong about journalism.
  36. 2038
    In 20 Years, China Will Be on Mars — and the U.S. Will Be an IslandOn this week’s episode of 2038, writer Bruno Maçães lays out a future in which America marginalizes itself as China builds a new world order.
  37. life in pixels
    Fox News’ Silent War on TwitterThe network has found a way to treat Twitter with the same bitter contempt it’s always treated the New York Times.
  38. basta!
    Rome Tried to Break Up Its Version of the MTA, and Only Apathy Stopped ItA big majority of voters were in favor — but so few people voted that it didn’t matter.
  39. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  40. life after warming
    How Climate Change Has Turned Rainy Season Into Fire Season in CaliforniaThe California wildfires have unleashed unconscionable suffering. Climate change could make them ten times worse.
  41. cityscape
    Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s LengthThe Manhattanville campus is simultaneously open and remote.
  42. 2038
    When Will My Self-Driving Car Get Here?On this week’s episode of 2038, Duke robotics expert Missy Cummings lays out the future of autonomous vehicles on the road and in the air.
  43. cityscape
    What to Expect When Amazon Lands in Long Island CityPricier lunches and more transit needs.
  44. cityscape
    Newark’s Revival Is Finally Real. So Is Its Latest Problem.“We’ve been down so long we have to get it right,” one observer says.
  45. intelligencer
    Intelligencer’s New Podcast, 2038What will the world look like in 20 years?
  46. the top line
    HBO Is Off Dish Network, for Now. Was Trump Right About the AT&T Merger?The Department of Justice argued the deal might hurt consumers. Now HBO is — for the moment anyway — off Dish Network.
  47. environment
    These Nets Harness Water From FogAnd they’re helping a region of Morocco recover from drought.
  48. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  49. 2038
    In 20 Years, the Internet Will Have Swallowed You, So Nothing Will Be PrivateOn this week’s episode of 2038, the author of What Is Code? talks about the true (maybe terrifying) meaning of the “internet of things.”
  50. book excerpt
    Was Architect Philip Johnson a Nazi Spy?A decade before he grew famous for his Glass House, he was enthusiastically at home in the Third Reich.
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