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Most recent posts from Sightline Institute's blog, the Daily Score

Oct 23
Jury-Rigging Democracy : Definition of Jury Rigged by Let Ideas Compete used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0“The best argument against democracy,” Winston Churchill reportedly said, “is a five-minute conversation with the average voter...
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Oct 21
Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality : This is far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever: VMT forecast comparison by Washington OFM, Transportation Revenue Forecast Council It’s...
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Oct 20
Birth Control? There’s an App for That : By the Lake by Jill G used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Given that 82 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, it should come as no surprise that sexual health advocates are eager to make information and s...
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Oct 17
Weekend Reading 10/17/14 : Editor’s Note: Recently, we invited board members to contribute to weekend reading when they like. Chris Troth took us up on the offer this week!...
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Oct 16
Prediction: Cloud Peak’s Coal Export Division Will Start Losing Money in 2015 : Cloud Peak Energy—a major coal producer in the Powder River Basin, and one of the top coal exporters in the western US—will release its third quarter financials in a few weeks....
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Oct 16
Ebola versus Cars : I think this chart speaks for itself. Original Sightline Institute chart, available under our free use policy. I think it’s fair to say that we’re in the midst of a full-blow media frenzy over the (ad...
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Oct 15
Cap and Trade—In 3 Pictures : We all rely on mental shortcuts to make sense of new information....
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Oct 13
Can We Depend on the Money? : Is carbon revenue too flighty for Washington to depend on it to solve some of its budget woes—including the State Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate to fully fund education?...
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Oct 10
Weekend Reading 10/10/14 : Alan Julia Roberts as Mother Nature. Kinda’ heavy handed? How ‘bout this? Eric This week brought more evidence that oil-by-rail industry is out of control....
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Oct 9
A Fair Share of Streets (Part 2) : In my last post, I took a look at streets that have been designed specifically so kids and cars can safely share space....
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Oct 8
Seattle Goes Backward on Micro-housing : On Seattle's Capitol Hill, Apartment for Rent Advert as Guerilla Art Installation....
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Oct 8
The Big Problem with Letting Small Railroads Haul Oil : The disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec—where 47 people were killed by a Bakken oil train derailment—is commonly understood to have resulted from a train slipping its brakes and then rolling downhill int...
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Oct 7
Living Longer in British Columbia : Life expectancy reached a new high in both British Columbia and in Washington last year....
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Oct 6
Video: The Thin Green Line : Last week I gave a talk at Western Washington University about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest....
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Oct 3
Weekend Reading 10/3/14 : Serena This InFocus photo collection of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations is stunning....
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Oct 2
A Fair Share of Streets (Part 1) : One takeaway from my last post on Portland’s courtyard housing competition was that it makes little sense to squander large chunks of scarce urban land by designing them exclusively for cars....
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Oct 1
Empowerment Messages, Not Inadequacy : Fans by Mircea used under CC BY 2.0Most of the marketing we see (especially commercial advertising) is of the inadequacy variety—messages designed to create anxiety or insecurity about what w...
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Sep 30
Zoning Part Two: Exclusionary Zoning’s End : As we pointed out yesterday, inclusionary zoning (IZ) ordinances—rules that encourage private developers to provide some housing offered to lower-income tenants at below-market rates—were largely a re...
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Sep 29
Zoning: Inclusionary v. Exclusionary : At last count, Seattle ranked as the fastest growing major city in America....
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Sep 26
Weekend Reading 9/26/14 : Kristin My husband read the Felix Salmon article about gender pay gap and came away confused about whether there is really a gender pay gap problem… so I decided to write something clearer about why w...
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