Leah Sakala: Rather than forcing counties and municipalities that house prisons to grapple individually with the distortions caused by flawed population data, it is far more logical for the Census Bureau to count incarcerated people at home in the first place.
Sabrina Bornstein: By making this invisible industry visible, Trash | Track is helping bring our trash problem out of the shadows and into public awareness.
Sabrina Bornstein: Recycling may be all the rage these days, but here in L.A. and across the country vast amounts of recyclable goods end up in landfills every year.
Mario Rivas: You tell the Marines that the green revolution has failed and they’ll tell you that the Marines don’t know how to fail.
Steve Hochstadt: Being a good citizen is not mainly participating in elections every November. It means thinking about our neighbors every day.
Wendy McElroy: If households can be forced to assume these labor-intensive tasks, then selling recyclables—especially such goods as aluminum cans—is more likely to be profitable.
Steve Hochstadt: I believe that as a society we are moving away from a desire to solve problems cooperatively toward a single-minded motivation to defeat opponents. Political conflict has spread into “culture wars,” in which other people’s choice of newspaper or dinner beverage, or their attitude toward recycling or marriage makes them our enemy.