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Can We Trust The Water?

Kim Glas | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

All American's should trust that their water is safe and that their local infrastructure is reliable.

Trump's Transportation Secretary Pick Would Inherit Crumbling Roads, Robotic Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics

Roads, bridges and tunnels across the United States are in disrepair. Tech giants are already rolling out self-driving vehicles in cities, sending reg...

Something Besides Trump’s Hands That Is Way Too Small

Zack Exley | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Zack Exley

It’s exciting to see some pundits recognizing that Trump won partly because people thought he had big plans to rebuild the economy. And some are ask...

House Conservatives Signal Donald Trump Won't Have A Blank Check

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump thinks Republican leaders “love” him, but he may soon find that these warm feelings won’t necessarily translate into...

Infrastructure Investment Shouldn't Mean A Giveaway To Corporations

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

"Our infrastructure is crumbling:" It is an expression we hear often in Washington--but what we do not hear as often are concrete plans to address our nation's failing infrastructure.

The Election, 2016: Transforming Anger Into Results

Tony Smith | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Tony Smith

Anger impacts our world, every day, in real and substantive ways. It is definitely in the air in this election season, isn't it? Like any engine of high energy it requires a steering wheel, governance, tempering it to be effective, not merely hot.

What to Expect from the New Trump FCC - A More Polluted Digital Swamp.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality - is dead. Regulations and consumer protections - dead. Title II? - Erased. Zero Rating - dead. Mergers -...

The Possible Silver Linings Of Trumponomics

Dean Baker | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

Even though the bulk of the Trump's proposed tax cuts do go to the rich, there are still substantial cuts for the middle class, which will provide a real boost to consumption.

We Need to Break Up AT&T. We Don't Need More Mergers. We Just Need Investigations--Now.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Why would America ever want AT&T to get larger when it failed to properly upgrade and maintain critical telecommunications infrastructure of the utility networks in 21 states, which covers at least half of the U.S. population?

As Americans, We Must Heal This Country Post Election

Dan Glickman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Republicans, in particular, need to flex their muscles, show that the Republican Party can be a responsible partner in successful governing or they may not rebound from the disaster wrought by the Trump candidacy.

The Hartman Memorandum: FCC Rules Created Massive Cross Subsidies for Business Data Services.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

NOTE: The Hartman Memorandum and History are written by telecommunications experts for regulators and specifically submitted to the FCC to start to st...

Watch Out For The Coming Corporate Tax-Break Trickery

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Make these giant, tax-dodging, multinational corporations pay what they owe. Don't reward them for tax-dodging. And restore the 52% corporate tax rate instead of cutting it even further.

Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Growth, Better Climate and Better Lives

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

At GGGI we believe that attracting increased investment to sustainable infrastructure is essential for green growth. It is a central discussion topic ...

Fixing Our National Infrastructure Requires Fixing Our Science Infrastructure

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Congress has finally approved a stop gap spending bill that provides funding -- $1.1 billion - to fight the Zika virus. The money comes at the same time that new Zika transmission zones have been found in Florida and the first group of babies of mothers in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the virus in their first trimester are being born.

Crafting Viable PPPs: Lessons From Turkey's Public Hospitals

Zeynep Kantur Ozenci | Posted 10.18.2016 | World
Zeynep Kantur Ozenci

Back in the mid-2000s, Turkey's health ministry was seeking advice on how best to use Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to overhaul the country's pub...

Sustainable infrastructure: Looking beyond man-made value

Paul Polman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

Only sustainable infrastructure - one that refuses to trade long-term sustainability for short-term gains - will bring about the transformative change we need.

CWA Backs Telco Play to Keep Special Access Rates Inflated.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I received an email from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) asking me to sign a petition to stop the FCC proposed plans pertaining to "specia...

Trump On Infrastructure -- The Most Fatal Flaw Of All

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The enormous borrowings by the federal government for infrastructure which Trump is proposing would, when combined with his proposed massive tax cuts mostly for the wealthy and his other plans, crush our economy, not advance it.

Fiber to the Home is Dead. The Plan: Shut Off the Wires and Replace it with Wireless Vaporware.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Promise: The Boston Globe wrote in April, 2016 that Boston is supposed to have FiOS, a fiber to the home service, deployed to 100% of the city wit...

The Failed Philosophy Behind The NJ Train Crash

Andrew Winston | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Andrew Winston

There could be many causes of the tragic NJ Transit train crash yesterday. But assuming it wasn't willful intent, we know that a contributing factor was a lack of investment in new technology.

Puerto Rico's Blackout and National Resilience

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

While electricity will eventually return to Puerto Rico following a massive island-wide blackout that left 1.5 million residents in darkness, it may take decades to return the island to a solid footing.

Hillary's Biggest Challenge: Bringing Back Decent Jobs

Jane White | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Jane White

One of the biggest ironies about Donald Trump's Presidential campaign is his pledge to bring back jobs that have been outsourced to other countries--the major driver behind his support from blue-collar workers.

Human Infrastructure Needed for an Aging America

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Both presidential candidates have called for infrastructure investments. The general idea is that this will create jobs while making America both more...

The Fastest Road in America Is Falling Apart. Here's Why.

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Both presidential candidates agree that America's aging infrastructure needs massive investment. Why wouldn't they? Fixing and replacing our roads, pu...

Trump And The Failure Of The Reagan Revolution

Edward Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

Who would have thought that the one underlying issue that Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton agree on is the catastrophe of the Reagan Revolution and, with it, the failure of America's democracy to respond to the negative effects of globalization.