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Subway and Regional Connector Chugging Along into 2011

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The new year has just begun and already there's good news for our planned Westside Subway and Regional Connector, two key 30/10 Measure R transit proj...

Top 5 to Watch in 2011: Infrastructure Leaders

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Bellwether Members of Congress - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Rep. John Mica (...

A Teen's Third World America

Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the next five years, the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the United States will have to spend more than one...

Top 10 List for 2010: Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Top Huffington Post Blog Chris Matthews: "Infrastructure as Monument" 2. Top Presidential Speech President Obama: "Our Generation's Sputnik Mome...

A New Year's Resolution for American Households: Prioritize our spending and understand the true value of what we're buying

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Deane

A recent article in The Washington Post analyzed how an upper-class American family with a gross annual income of $250,000 spent their money. The art...

America's Future in the Global Economy: This Week's Words and Deeds

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

By extending tax cuts to the wealthy, shrinking the estate tax, and freezing discretionary spending, Obama is leaving almost nothing for education and infrastructure -- precisely what we need to get back on top internationally.

It's (Still) The Economic Paradigm, Stupid!

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yesterday I wrote that the President may have sacrificed his long-term vision on trade and economic/industrial policy to day-to-day concerns and polit...

Alan Simpson Doesn't Know What His Grandchildren Are Talking About

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

By: Zachary Kolodin, Roosevelt Campus Network As President Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission releases its recommendations, we'll continue to h...

Obama's Bipartisan Investment Strategy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Obama spoke yesterday about the costs of the displacement of manufacturing and textiles. Both were caused by the decades-long Reagan Revolution led divestment from America -- not the last several years.

Happy Critical Infrastructure Protection Month: Let's Invest

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

December is Critical National Infrastructure Protection Month. And, it's about even more than safeguarding our homeland in a post-9/11 world through...

Bridges to Growth, Not Roads to Nowhere: Scaling Up Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Countries

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Bredenkamp

For low-income countries, the absence of reliable infrastructure -- roads, railways, ports, but also power supply -- has become an increasingly binding constraint on growth.

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...

The American Debt Crisis & Infrastructure Investment

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Economists are fond of telling us that America's competitive disadvantage - its inability to produce more domestic jobs - is the result of low labor c...

Promoting Infrastructure Investment on the Cheap

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

If members of Congress vote on their policy preferences instead of politics, the National Infrastructure Bank will enjoy broad-based bipartisan support in the New Year.

After San Bruno Blast, States Slow To Act On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Some of Pennsylvania's natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. A...

How the Unions Can Help LA Pay for the Wilshire Subway Extension

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My latest epiphany concerns the feasibility of using union and public pension fund money to fund LA's overdue public transportation projects. Let's face it, after the midterm election we're in a new world.

Paul Krugman: Why We'd Be Lucky To Have Japan's Economic Woes | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A decade ago, Japan was a byword for failed economic policies: years after its real estate bubble burst, it was still suffering from chronic deflation...

Attention Congress: Fix the Potholes

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

A politician who is against government is like an actor who is against entertainment. It's ridiculous. But because we hate politicians so much, we vote in the ones who pretend they really don't want to do their job.

A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Will American cities really run out of water?

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Deane

Last month, The Huffington Post ran a piece that highlighted analysis noting 10 major U.S. cities that would have significant "imbalances of water sup...

Infrastructure as Monument

Chris Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Matthews

Yes, Lincoln spoke well, Mr. President, but he also built the intercontinental railways. Kennedy spoke well, but he also got us to the moon! What are you going to leave as your monument?

Women Want to Work Construction. Let's Help Them Get Jobs.

Brigid O'Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brigid O'Farrell

The federal government needs to have both a short-term stimulus program and a long-term economic plan that supports creating good jobs and decent wages for all workers without discrimination based on gender or race.

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Google Is Doing What the Government Can't

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

While federal and state governments are somewhat incapacitated, Google is proposing a $5 billion "transmission backbone" for offshore wind farms along the East Coast.

Dan Froomkin

Job-Creation Idea No. 13: No Better Time Than Now To Build The Future | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 13 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) WASHINGTON -- Our existing infrastructure is crumbling. In terms of the infrastructure of t...