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Reigniting America's Infrastructure Longpath

Ari Wallach | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ari Wallach

There is no question that the pressing current problems of today deserve our attention and many of America's best minds are working tirelessly to solve them. But, in the confines of short-term thinking, we cannot adequately solve, or even imagine, the problems of tomorrow.

A Ticket to Ride: High-Speed Rail Moves Forward on a Historic (and Bumpy) Track in California

William Bradley | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Last Friday's narrow passage of legislation authorizing the beginning of construction of the first high-speed rail system in America was a dramatic moment many years in the making.

Obama's Surrender and a Progressive Path Forward

Tom Christopher | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Tom Christopher

The Tea Partiers may make good on their threats to bring on a crisis. But perhaps, as in 1861, that is the only road to a political recalibration and national progress.

Ingenuity, Patents & Art: 'The Great Hall of American Wonders' At Smithsonian

AP/The Huffington Post | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The Washington building known as the "temple of invention" when it was built in 1836 to hold the nation's patents is revisiting its root...

An Interview With Common

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

The man who would become known to the world as Common has been blessed with a bountiful career in an industry that feasts on the forgettable tastes of one-hit wonders.

Energy, the Next Great Thing

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

For 150 veterans assembled at the White House, the greatest immediate and long term threat to our national security is climate change and energy policy.