Wiretap: It’s not the snow; it’s the sprawl

 
It’s easy to sneer at Atlanta drivers and how two lousy inches of snow brought a metropolis of 6 million people to a standstill. But was it really lousy drivers who were forced to abandon all those cars? And was it really just a two-inch snowpocalypse? The real problem, says writer Rebecca Burns, is suburban sprawl and how the terrible decisions made over the last 50 years in greater Atlanta made the two-inch disaster inevitable.

The day we lost Atlanta. Via Politico.

The Colorado Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, reports that the numbers work. The exchange is on its way to being self-sustaining.

Marriage is not the solution to poverty. Try education, for one. Via the Guardian.

Marriage is the solution to poverty. Along with a bunch of other conservative values. Via Ross Douthat.

Speaking of poverty. If the kids can’t pay for lunch, we grab it from them and throw it in the trash. School days in Salt Lake City. Via Salt Lake City Tribune.

Generation War. Just your ordinary Nazis. Via the New Yorker.

The official Super Bowl preview. Sort of. Via Grantland.

The ultimate map: How much snow do you need to call off school, state by state?

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