Letting America’s feuding tribes ignore each other might be the best medicine.
reasonElections are no longer about turning out one officeholder and set of policies in favor of another with different schemes; they're existential battles between political tribes who see their enemies as dangerous and evil.
Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.
reasonSan Francisco is famous for the miles of red tape and regulation that make it difficult to launch a business. Come November, voters will get a chance to take an ax to those innovation-killing restrictions
Treating free expression like an instrument of power means that the fight is more about who gets punished most when politicians write new restrictions.
reasonTrump vs. the media obscures the unhappy fact that free speech is taking it from all sides now.
reasonThe more politics (and its worst form, war) subsumes life, the more free speech is treated as a means to an end rather than as a magnificent if always-threatened achievement of the Enlightenment.
The filibuster is not inherently a tool of oppression simply because segregationist politicians in the 1950s and '60s found it useful.
reasonWhen politicians are in the mood to defend filibusters (i.e., when their party is not in charge of the Senate), they often say the tactic helps ensure that the minority's views receive adequate consideration as legislation is crafted.
San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
reasonThe coronavirus pandemic proves that building more housing is the key to improving affordability in the country's most expensive cities
reasonThe country's priciest cities are seeing massive declines in rents as people who are now free to work remotely and unable to enjoy the typical amenities of urban living decamp for less expensive metros.