Allowing modest choices in detached house neighborhoods would help more families find affordable homes and cut climate pollution.
David RobertsThere's a bill before the WA legislature that would re-legalize "middle housing" -- duplexes & triplexes on almost any lot & up to 6-plexes in some areas -- across the state. A fantastic idea that faces an uphill battle, at least this session.
It's the transportation system you'd build if you could start from scratch, Cruise says.
David RobertsThis story on a six-passenger driverless van reminds me of a hot take I have on autonomous vehicles, namely: before the AV thing really gets going, we should ban individually owned AVs and dictate, by law, that all AVs must be shared shuttles & buses.
StreetLight ranks the country’s 100 largest metro areas on carbon-related transportation factors, including VMT, bicycle and pedestrian commutes, and circuity.
David RobertsTransportation data! 100 metro areas ranked by "VMT, bike commuting, pedestrian commuting, transit ridership, population density, and circuity." Top overall score: New York-Newark-Jersey City. Rock bottom: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX.
The UK press’s continued denial of racism just shows how entrenched these attitudes are.
David RobertsI haven't paid much attention to this stuff but I'll just say that if I were Harry & Meghan, I would get the F out of the royal family -- and that whole toxic, racist, classist subculture -- as fast as humanly possible.
The multimillionaire Facebook co-founder is the latest moneyed titan to turn philanthropist, and has even called for Facebook’s dismantling. Can he really make a difference?
David RobertsThis is a great profile of Chris Hughes, the multi-millionaire Facebook-cofounder famous (at least in online circles) for buying & f'ing up the New Republic. @dylanmatt has convinced me that he is at least learning & trying to do better.
Analysis: Using the president's convoluted logic with none of his outsized passion, his defense team wasn't very persuasive.
David RobertsIt's painful to read all these stories that act as though the *content* of this trial matters, or the competence & skill of those involved, or precedent, or truth.
The GOP has the power to let Trump off. So they will. That's all that matters.
I am a nobody: a taxi driver from Karachi held without charges in Guantanamo Bay, tortured, forever separated from my son. But I hope the two psychologists responsible for what was inflicted on me will stop by my cell. I'll be waiting.
David RobertsRead this article by a taxi driver from Karachi who the US kidnapped (based on mistaken identity), took to Guantanamo, tortured, and held without trial. He is still there, 17 years later. If anyone had a moral defense of this, I'm all ears.
EXCLUSIVE: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Vella Lovell has been cast as a series regular opposite Ted Danson, Holly Hunter and Bobby Moynihan in NBC’s untitled L.A. Mayor comedy series, from Tina Fey, R…
David RobertsThis show, which sounds good, got me thinking about Ted Danson. The dude has been working steadily in TV since *1975* -- scarcely a year since then without a credit. And he's remained almost universally popular. Can any living actor match that record?
Working with Humless, an Oregon community chose off-grid microgrids instead of paying the utility $7 million to run utility lines to the neighborhood.
David RobertsInteresting: an "eco-friendly ranch and luxury resort" in deep rural Oregon has decided it's cheaper to stay off the grid, powering itself with freestanding microgrids, than to pay the utility to string power out to it.