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In Egypt, you can switch off the internet but not the streets

The streets of Cairo themselves have been the medium that has carried the message of the Egyptian people.

Cities

Why Seattle will stay dry when your city floods

Seattle is better prepared for a climate-changed future than most U.S. cities. You can thank Ron Sims.

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California congressman: Highways are constitutionally mandated, bike paths not a federal concern

Rep. Duncan Hunter says, "I don't think biking should fall under the federal purview of what the Transportation Committee is there for."

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Commuting in sprawl is hellish, so let's … encourage more sprawl?

Last night's epic fail of a commute in snow-crippled D.C. pointed up the perils of sprawl. But some Virginia legislators want more of it.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker uses Twitter and references Camus in a single bound

Cory Booker has proven he can use social media, shovel snow, and throw around fancy French philosophy.

Business & Technology

We need trains to 'win the future' — so get over that deficit hysteria

High-speed rail does not materialize with the snap of a finger or the uttering of inspiring words in a State of the Union speech. It costs public money.

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Building lots of infrastructure sounds great. Paying for it won't be easy

Obama isn't backing down from his push to make high-speed rail part of his legacy. But with transportation infrastructure, funding remains an issue.

Business & Technology

Obama calls for clean energy and high-speed rail in State of the Union

In his State of the Union, Obama called for 80% of electricity to come from clean sources by 2035, and 80% of Americans to have access to high-speed rail within 25 years.

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If you're so happy in your car, why are you so mad at the people walking?

Next time you're driving, remember that pedestrians aren't trying to annoy you. They're trying to get across the street without getting killed -- and a lot of the time, the street isn't designed for them.