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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...

2012 Politics: When Winning Is Losing and Losing Is Winning

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The president is about to fall into a trap. The Republicans know that if they reject all of the president's coming proposals, it could backfire. Bein...

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Plot Out Follow-Through On Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's dismal employment report, which reported no net change in the number of U.S. jobs, Top officials in the Democrat...

It's Time To Play in the 3-I League

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

In our opinion, reforming the entire fiscal policy process is too abstract and overly ambitious -- especially in these contentious times.

60 Ways To Fix The Jobs Crisis

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

Talk about bad timing. On the Friday before President Obama's widely-anticipated jobs speech, news came of the economy adding no jobs -- yes, zero -- ...

Peter S. Goodman

Putting Americans Back To Work: Politics Aside, Much Can Be Achieved | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

As President Obama puts the finish on a much-touted program aimed at promoting job creation, public expectations appear low, owing to national dismay ...

What's Your Idea For Solving The U.S. Unemployment Crisis?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Nearly three years into Barack Obama's presidency, major solutions to the jobs crisis appear to be in as short supply as the jobs themselves. Do yo...

Congressional Progressive Caucus Gives Obama Two Suggestions For Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday, asking him to consider two proposals as he p...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: 'Innovative Infrastructure Ideas' And Sector-Specific Relief | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has thus far remained coy regarding the content of the president's high-profile jobs speech, with White House P...

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Irene Exposes Creaky American Infrastructure | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green

In the winter of 1992, a nor'easter sent a storm surge over the floodwall guarding the southern tip of Manhattan. Seawater quickly overwhelmed major r...

Bipartisanship Post-Labor-Day: P3s and a National Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

An Infrastructure Bank and other public-private partnership initiatives can spur private investment in the physical, social, health and human services, traditional and renewable energy, and mining projects necessary to create jobs.

Third World America: One Year Later

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

I wanted the book to serve as "a warning, a way of saying that if we don't change course -- and quickly -- that could very well be our future." Well, 12 months on, the paperback version of the book is coming out and, sad to say, almost none of those troubling trends have been reversed.

Quinn, Emanuel Argue Over Casino, Potholes

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel exchanged some feisty words in dueling press conferences Tuesday, suggesting that a bit of ...

What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

What do yesterday's east coast earthquake, our infrastructure and antiquated Federal accounting systems have to do with jobs? A lot, it turns out.