All of the 'fiscal cliff' discussions have centered on how to cut government spending on public programs or raise enough revenues to diminish the deficit. But in fact there would be a much smaller deficit if the negotiations included reversing the neglect of our public resources.
It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.
There are a number of proposed and existing options to help meet some of the funding needs for public drinking water and wastewater utilities, none of which involve raising rates to households or businesses.
The discovery phase of this lawsuit could reveal and make public that the leading hurricane scientists in the state of Louisiana were intimidated and then fired by LSU at the command of the Corps of Engineers for their findings.