Cities

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Born in a stable, raised in the ’burbs

Born in a stable, raised in the ’burbs

By Keith Miller
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Cities | During my church’s celebration of the third Sunday of Advent, I was again struck by the absurdity of it all. The eternal God of the universe chose not only…

Should Detroit liquidate its masterpieces?

By Tiffany Owens
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Cities | A New York-based auction house recently determined that 2,800 pieces of city-owned art at the Detroit Institute of Arts has a fair-market value…

Small town, big trouble

Small town, big trouble

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Cities | “It’s like Mayberry,” visitors sometimes say, a genuine small town of the sort that used to thrive all across this great land. It’s not just a bedroom…

Detroit’s decline didn't have to happen

By Cal Thomas
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Government | U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy…

Past or present Houston residents: We need you

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | One smart Houston resident told me yesterday that his city in the 21st century will be what Philadelphia was to the 18th century, Chicago to the 19th century,

America's new love affair with cities

America's new love affair with cities

By Tiffany Owens
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Cities | A new book by political historian Michael Barone has reinvigorated the debate over which lifestyle is better: big-city living or suburban bliss? Americans…

Saturday night on the ‘L’

Saturday night on the ‘L’

By Sophia Lee
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Culture | Finding salt and light in the middle of revolting urban decay

Alabaster cities

Alabaster cities

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Cities | A lot went into building American cities, but false visions can destroy them

Summerhill school

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | Past economic mistakes are lessons for the future—but only if we heed them

Renewed interest

By Russ Pulliam
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Cities | What was once a dying Indianapolis neighborhood is being brought back to life one family at a time

Lamenting Detroit: How a mighty city has fallen!

By Marvin Olasky
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Economy | When King Saul died and an Amalekite expected David to relish the demise of his foe, the future king lamented: “How the mighty have fallen.” Once, Detroit…

Will Detroit debt sink bonds?

By Andrew Branch
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Economy | Detroit is in bad shape: It’s population is way down, some neighborhoods are abandoned, the city is more than $17 billion in debt—and now officials are…

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