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Pimps and Publishers

Where does the first amendment’s protection of a free press end and sex trafficking begin? That’s the question asked by Kate Knibbs over at The Ringer. Her story follows rise and fall of the founders of the Phoenix News Times as … Continue reading

06. December 2016 by John W. Tomac
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Parking Footprint

Here’s a quick assignment for the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine. In the late 1800s, many cities opened zoological parks, or zoos for short. Most of these were added to the grand public parks that began appearing around the same time. … Continue reading

29. November 2016 by John W. Tomac
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Swingers

Here’s a quick assignment for The Village Voice. New York’s electoral votes, as well as it’s Senate seat and all but one of the House seats in the city are safely in the Democratic column. Rather than help run up … Continue reading

02. November 2016 by John W. Tomac
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Go Vote

Election Day is two weeks away. That means it is time to engage in a tiny bit of the hard, frustrating and absolutely necessary work of self-government. In other words, you should go vote. • Find your polling place • … Continue reading

25. October 2016 by John W. Tomac
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A modest proposal

I like Citi Bikes. My complaint with them is that they’re not in enough places, like near where I live and work. Others are less enthusiastic about the blue bikes for everyone. There seem to be a lot of complaints … Continue reading

20. October 2016 by John W. Tomac
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Indecision 2016

Now that Labor Day has passed, we’re in the home stretch to Election Day. (Hooray!) While most are focused on the race for president, there are a thousands of other people running for state and municipal offices that are essential to keeping the government … Continue reading

07. September 2016 by John W. Tomac
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Stung by Pesticides

Here’s a quick assignment for the Washington Post. The buzz around bees is not good. They are dying off in large numbers. Pesticides are thought to be responsible. Now, environmentalists are fighting hard to protect the insects from what they believe … Continue reading

31. August 2016 by John W. Tomac
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