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Infrastructure Question to Right-wing: If Not Now, When? If Not Government, Who?

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There are climate-change deniers, evolution-deniers, science-deniers, reality-deniers that are running rampant in our politics. Nonetheless, to my knowledge, there are no infrastructure-deniers.

Matt Sledge

Shovel-Ready Projects: They Exist, And We May Need Them For A Long Time | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As President Barack Obama pushes for his American Jobs Act, some on the right and in the press have claimed there are no "shovel-ready" pr...

Selling a Car by Bailing on America

Carl Pope | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Sunday morning, I was shocked to see an auto ad aimed at convincing Americans that this is no longer a great country -- but buying a particular car can protect you from the decay.

Matt Sledge

Offshore Drilling: House Republicans Offer Old Idea As New Infrastructure Solution | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Responding to President Obama's call in the American Jobs Act for increased infrastructure spending, House Republicans are offering up a...

The Fuel Tax, Toll Roads, And Washington's Protracted Silly Season

John B. Townsend II | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
John B. Townsend II

Like Charon the Ferryman who took the souls of the dead across the River Styx in the underworld, Virginia and Maryland are turning to tolls to build and maintain roads. How did it come to this?

A Game Changing Infrastructure Investment Strategy

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

We need a game changing infrastructure revitalization strategy for the millions of quality jobs the Administration and Congress failed to create two years ago. We need to be bolder, smarter and think like Jack Kennedy did when he challenged us to reach for the moon.

Why This Is Exactly the Time to Rebuild America's Infrastructure

Robert Reich | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Anyone with half a brain will see this is the ideal time to borrow money from the rest of the world to put Americans to work rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. Problem is, too many in Washington have less than half a brain.

The Politics of Discrediting America

Paul A. London | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

Is the United States "broke"? John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, says it is. According to Boehner, the U.S. is like a family in desp...

Jason Linkins

The Brent Spence Bridge May Not Be 'Shovel-Ready,' But It Nevertheless Exemplifies The Need For Infrastructure Spending | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Today, President Barack Obama is travelling to Ohio to tout his plans to create jobs through infrastructure spending. He will be appearing in front of...

Thoughts on Our Federal Government, Taxes, Small Business and More

Mark Cuban | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

Our Congress has progressively lost the moral hazard of doing what is right for the country rather than doing what is right for the party and politician.

States Struggle For Money, Political Will To Fix America's Failing Roads

AP | By CRISTINA SILVA and JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

By CRISTINA SILVA and JOAN LOWY, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Hoover Dam, one of the world's great engineering feats, is marred by ro...

Why the Jobs Plan Falls Short

Tom Donohue | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

Rather than tinker around the edges with temporary tax cuts and more government spending, we should embrace a bolder and more effective plan to open markets and create powerful growth incentives by reforming taxes, regulations and entitlements.

Invest in Infrastructure to Keep D.C. -- And America -- Moving

Richard Sarles | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Richard Sarles

Unless you're an engineer, infrastructure investment talk may not seem all that exciting. But it's critically necessary not just for us here at Washington Metro, but for the nation's transit systems.

The War on Automobiles

Chuck Thies | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

If you live in the Washington metropolitan area, owning an automobile is a practical adventure well worth experiencing. And it does not have to be an environmental train wreck.

In the Public Interest: Americans Are Driving Less, Washington Should Pay Attention

Tony Dutzik | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Tony Dutzik

An accumulation of evidence suggests that the days of rapid, steady growth in vehicle travel are over. Why then is Washington arguing about how much to spend building our grandfather's transportation network?

As Poverty Rate Rises and Unemployment Persists, Americans Need a New "New Deal"

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

For many, big government is a four-letter word, but newly released poverty and income data signal the need to invest in large-scale programs and initiatives that have the potential to turn the country around.

A New Prayer?

John Robinson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
John Robinson

I think about how can we get back to that patriotic time after 9/11. How can we all come together? Why can't we put ourselves back to work and rebuild what we -- and the bully next door -- brought down?

What Obama and Global Governments Can Do to Promote Growth

Jigar Shah | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

In a time of fiscal austerity, maybe we should rebalance our priorities and match a lot more chaos with a little more government control.

An Entrepreneurial Way to Rebuild America

Robert E. Litan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Robert E. Litan

America can get the infrastructure it truly needs without adding to the deficit if policy makers would enable the private sector to do the job.

Infrastructure in the Real World

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

One critique you're beginning to hear about the infrastructure ideas in the president's jobs proposal is that the Recovery Act's infrastructure programs were some kind of bust, of never got started, or whatever. Demonstrably untrue.

Obama's Jobs Plan Splits State Leaders

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- President Barack Obama's latest jobs plan calls for $130 billion in aid to state and local governments, providing either a welc...

Jobs: What Will It Take?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

If we want a real recovery, we need to rebuild our battered local and regional economies, reclaim our national wealth, and create ways of life that can thrive in today's era of limits.

Boob! Why Don't You Buck Like Thunder?

Susie Bright | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Susie Bright

If I were president, I would not be making a speech about jobs. This is Superman time: Lights, Camera, Shut-up, Action. I'd do something or die trying.

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

What I Want to Hear From My President

Sheila Crowley | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

I am one of many Americans who hope that President Obama will offer real job creating solutions when he speaks to the nation after Labor Day. I am hop...