Cities and counties across the country are facing deep budget shortfalls from an underperforming economy. New Yorker staff writer Tad Friend discusses how Costa Mesa, California, is dealing with the crisis. His article “Contract City,” appears in the September 5 issue of the The New Yorker.
The New Yorker staff writer Tad Friend discusses asteroids and the United States’ planetary defense strategy. The Obama Administation proposed increasing NASA's budget for planetary defense to $20.3 million. Tad Friend's article "Vermin in the Sky" is in the February 28th issue of The New Yorker.