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Bridge to Nowhere

The Valley's Bizarre Bridge to Nowhere

Paul Haddad | Posted 08.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

North of Victory Boulevard, however, Mr. Hyde takes over, assuming that familiar Valley identity of an overly wide, pedestrian-hostile boulevard pockmarked by auto shops, industrial behemoths, forlorn mini-malls and stucco overkill.

Bridge To Nowhere Finally Scrapped In Favor Of Ferries

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

The "Bridge To Nowhere," which became a symbol of corruption and wasteful spending during the Bush years, has finally been scrapped in favor of ferry ...

Mollie Reilly

Romney's Weird Campaign Event To Nowhere | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney will campaign Friday in New Hampshire, looking for his own "bridge to nowhere." The Romney camp thinks they have found it in a 19th centur...

Romney Hits 'Bridge To Nowhere'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

MESA, Ariz. — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum clashed on spending requests during a sharp confrontation that fellow Republican Newt Gingrich called "s...

The Bridge to Nowhere-Except-Your-Wallet Keeps Chugging Along

David Boaz | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
David Boaz

Remember Alaska's "bridges to nowhere" that created a flurry of controversy in 2005 and then were an issue in the 2008 presidential race? They became national symbols of earmarks and wasteful spending. But boondoggles are hard to kill.

Elise Foley

Sarah Palin Privately Soured On 'Bridge To Nowhere' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin appeared to sour on the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in 2007, writing in private emails to her staff that she might support...

In the Public Interest: Examining Governor Scott Walker's Highway Boondoggles

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Two investigations show the governor has wasted excess tax dollars on high-priced consultants to replace cheaper engineers that were lost to budget cuts and has proposed to spend billions on highway boondoggles that make no sense for Wisconsin.

'Bridge To Nowhere' — We're Still Paying For It

The Anchorage Daily News | Sean Cockerham | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

Alaska legislators have signed off on another $1.4 million in federal money to pay planners of the controversial Knik Arm bridge and are talking about...

The Deficit Commission & P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Deficit Commission makes a number of recommendations which, if adopted, would result in structural changes to how we finance infrastructure projec...

Pinstripes and Teabags

Martin Tolchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Tolchin

The rise of "pinstripe patronage" results from the convergence of two factors: the soaring costs of political campaigns, and the simultaneous need to reward political supporters.

Earmark Reform: Building a Bridge to Somewhere

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Over the past Congress, both parties have tried to outdo each other in cutting back on earmarks, but at this point, neither party has proposed a workable long-term solution to the problem.

What's Wrong with Sarah Palin?

Malia Litman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malia Litman

For over one year I have been researching, reading, and writing about the multitude of things that have led me to believe that Sarah Palin is unfit to...

In The Public Interest: Fixing Our "Shiny New Toys"

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Every parent knows this one - you walk into a room and see your child playing carelessly with a new toy. Invariably, you warn: "If you break that, I'm...

The Big Shake: Is Chicago Earthquake a Wake Up Call for Clean Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Some experts openly question whether injecting carbon dioxide back into underground storage areas might actually trigger earthquakes.

Ron Paul vs. Sarah Palin for the Soul of the Tea Parties

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

A rift has emerged between the anti-tax, pro-civil rights libertarians who started the tea parties and the corporatist neocon grifters of the GOP who are now trying to swoop in and capitalize on all of the hype.

Obama's Election: Destiny Called

Charles Madigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Charles Madigan

It sounds arrogant--"I'm going to find a new way to write about politics" -- but that was my objective with Destiny Calling: How the People Elected Barack Obama. A new kind of history was being written.

Letterman Should Call Himself Letterperson from Now On

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catie Lazarus

Sarah, how creepy is it that NOW is jumping on your bandwagon? Trying to be friends with the alpha popular princess by sweeping abortion, pay parity, stem cell research under the rug!

Free Miguel Tejada

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aaron Zelinsky

Instead of imaginative prosecutors stretching the law to go after stupid lies in hotel rooms, baseball should take strong, decisive, and immediate action to clean up the game.

Ted Stevens Declares Himself Unfit to Stand Trial

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

Stevens' awareness that he was engaged in a battle between bear and oil, good and bad, right and wrong renewed his sense of purpose, but also triggered his bipolar condition and delusions of mobility, political sway, and brute force.

Bridge Loan to Nowhere or Bridge Loan to the 21st Century?

Randi Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Rhodes

Should Congress find the votes to take back at least $25 billion and loan it to the auto industry, they ought to attach it to a long list of demands that need to be set down in writing.

Talking With The F.B.I.'s Undercover Source In Alaska's VECO Corruption Case

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: "It's going to be a tight race, but Stevens could still win this thing. Stevens has been around so long, and we do have a very partisan situation up here in Alaska."

The Vet Who Didn't Vet

Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Dickinson

2008-10-24-dickinson.jpgIf School House Rock made a campaign ad it might look something like this.

McCain/Palin -- Unifiers At Work

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

With several good choices to fill the VP slot on the ticket, the McCain machine decides to pick an unqualified unknown "regular hockey mom" with questionable experience and a shady background.

Exclusive Interview: Frank Prewitt, Author Of Last Bridge To Nowhere

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: The book is my experience working as the confidential source who spent nearly four years helping the F.B.I. pry the lid open on the sordid world of political corruption in Alaska and Washington.

Rediscovering Online Safety

Stephen Balkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Balkam

The Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act is a sign that Congress is beginning to get it right when it comes to protecting kids online while not stepping over legitimate free expression rights.