Why We Need Very Different City-Level Political Parties

David Schleicher has an awesome article on the problems with using national party brands in local elections. This piece and his paper with Chris Elmendorf are well worth your time: But the veneration of local politics is based on a basic misunderstanding of how voters behave. For all the flak that national elections get, they [...]

Who Will Benefit From the LV Population Boom? Depends on the Land Use Laws

This Scott Kraus article on projections for huge sustained population growth in the Lehigh Valley is really the lodestar of what this blog is all about, and it is why you should care more about Lehigh Valley land use politics. Here’s the key bit: Newly revised projections from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission show that [...]