Breakfast links: Ways of talking
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Teen struck by bullet:
I've often compared crash reporting to shooting reporting
, and said news stories never write, "A person was killed yesterday when he collided with a bullet moving at high speed in the opposite direction." But this report
from Frederick, "Bullet strikes teen in Frederick in head," comes pretty close. (Post)
Obnoxious GGW commenters make the Post:
Parents and non-parents are clashing
over allocations of public space in DC, as families stay in the city. Annys Shin notes the vitriol that erupted over Ken Archer's article
about strollers on the Circulator as an example. Richard Layman says this is nothing new
. (Post, RPUS)
Fewer homes on the market: good?:
Inventory of housing on the market is decreasing
back to typical levels. However, much of the decline comes from potential sellers not listing properties that are under water. There are far more foreclosures and bank-owned properties for sale in outer jurisdictions while properties inside the Beltway held their value better being in more desirable places to live. (Post, Cavan)
Yglesias on cities:
Matt Yglesias talks urbanism
with the Atlantic, and advocates for better buses, removing parking minimums, and the way many conservatives oppose market-oriented policies just because cities are full of liberals.
Meters everywhere but no money:
Tulsa, Oklahoma has shut off many of their parking meters
because there's no money to replace the batteries. Hmm, how could they get more money from parking meters? (KOTV.com, Michael P.)
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