Urbanity Now: Karachi as ‘Instant City’
November 09, 2011
Urban dwellers on the East Coast and Northern Californians typically don’t have a lot of nice things to say about Greater Los Angeles. Most complaints are of the “it’s a big sprawling mess” variety. The city and region grew so rapidly from the mid- to late-20th century, and so dependent on the automobile, that it seems to take at least 45 minutes to reach any destination in the metropolitan area. For a minute, though, picture a very different Greater Los Angeles: one beset by inter-ethnic violence equivalent to a Watts riot every single week; with half its residents living in illegally built h
The Worst Of Michael Steele On Health Care
September 05, 2009
There are poor communicators, and then there is RNC Chairman Michael Steele. During the recess, Steele has been on something of a public-relations spree, attempting to promote the GOP's health care message on TV and in town halls, and leaving a trail of wreckage in his wake. Click through this video slideshow to see some of Steele's worst health care messaging. During Steele's recent talk at Howard University, a woman stood to explain that she supports health care reform because her mother died of cancer.