Author Joel Kotkin kicks off his latest piece thusly:

A year into the Obama administration, America’s dominant geography, suburbia, is now in open revolt against an urban-centric regime that many perceive threatens their way of life, values, and economic future. Scott Brown’s huge upset victory by 5 percent in Massachusetts, which supported Obama by 26 percentage points in 2008, largely was propelled by a wave of support from middle-income suburbs all around Boston.

Now ask yourself if our local government– fresh off throwing a $30m. subsidy at high density development in First Ward with dreams of an urban “farmers market” just off-stage and musing about using made-up EPA ozone regs to force people out of their cars — is neutral in this war — or among the shock troops.

Read everything Kotkin says and pick a side.

Hat tip: Right Angles.