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The World's Newest Nations

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Say that your province or region suddenly becomes an independent country -- with recognition from the United Nations and all. After the celebrations end, and the celebrities leave, the real decision-making begins.

Michael McAuliff

Jobs Message War Hits Fever Pitch As Obama Makes Case For Infrastructure Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high political stakes of winning the debate on jobs was on prominent display Wednesday -- and will be again Thursday -- as both part...

Job Creators: Our New "Epic Heroes" Whose Low Taxes May Actually Reduce Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Today's epic Hero is "Job Creator" -- let us call him "JC". His world view is low taxes. He has been crucified by taxes, shackled by regulations, and, worst of all, has had his name taken in vain.

It's Time for the Solutions: Hundreds of Thousands Support Big Plan to Fix Economy

Van Jones | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

We must go beyond changing the conversation on inequality to also changing the conditions under which millions of Americans are suffering economically. Let's use this pivotal moment in history to make America work for the 99%.

Reconstructing the American Dream

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

We need inspired leadership, focused on the single greatest and least partisan issue facing us today: revitalizing our economy and creating the millions of jobs we need to make America great once again.

How the Global 1% Shape the World's Development Agenda

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

Key decisions about the sector cannot be left to undemocratic, non-transparent institutions. Civil society groups have started to pry open the echo chambers of the G20 and its cooperation with other powerful actors.

Eric Cantor's Know-Nothing Wealth Disparity Speech: "Every Man a Billionaire"

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Even more egregious than Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) cowardly retreat (because it was open to the public) from delivering a speech on wealth disparity is what this undelivered speech actually said.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Pitches $60 Billion In Latest Jobs Twist

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after failing to advance one part of President Barack Obama's jobs plan in the Senate, Democrats moved on to another Friday, annou...

Matt Sledge

18,000 Busy Bridges Are Structurally Deficient, New Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Bridges built during the post-World War II boom years are facing an increasingly urgent need for repair. Some 210 million trips are taken every day on...

Modern Investments: A Historic Truth

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, modern economies require modern investments. That isn't a Democratic or Republican idea; it's a historic and economic truth that we have proved out time and again as a people.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Yale Profs Stress Need For Government Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

As Yale University economists gathered on Thursday evening to discuss job growth strategies, many warned that a failure to act aggressively risks the ...

An Architect's Protest Against the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

Harris Silver | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC
Harris Silver

We don't have to agree on everything but at least we can agree that government is indispensable in providing the infrastructure that allows us to lead our lives productively.

Obama's 'Hipster' Republican Cabinet Secretary Hits His Own Party

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The most prominent Republican in the Obama administration is accusing GOP House members of blocking efforts to resolve the nation's pro...

Matt Sledge

Tim Kaine: 'Nobody's Ever Cut Their Way To Prosperity'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking at an infrastructure conference on Tuesday, Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia laid out his vision for achieving...

The Biggest Infrastructure Project You've Probably Never Heard Of

Adam Clampitt | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While most residents, including myself, take water for granted, I have quickly learned that D.C. Water is perhaps the most important utility in our region. Without clean water, our lives would grind to a halt.

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

Let's Rebuild Brooklyn With Federal Job Money

Alan Singer | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

NYC Councilmembers are polling constituents to find out about needed capital improvement projects in local neighborhoods such as street repairs, new parks, and public artworks.

PHOTOS: Cities That Are Ripoffs Of Other Cities

Infrastructurist | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel
Infrastructurist

Urban design has never been more exciting. As the migration to cities continues worldwide, it has resulted in a renaissance of urban design and creative infrastructure. But -- even with all the growth and ingenuity and innovation -- there are still some interesting cases of copying.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.