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Now It's Burger King Renouncing US Citizenship -- Let's Eat Somewhere Else

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Every single step to Burger King's success was backed and enabled up by our taxpayer-funded American system. Our government is the reason that Burger King is extremely profitable.

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

President Obama, Go Big or Go Home

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.

We Must Protect Taxpayers in Public-Private Partnerships

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Public-private partnerships use private capital from investors to finance public infrastructure projects. But using P3s has proven to be difficult and even counterproductive when adequate care isn't taken to protect the public interest and include equity considerations and standards.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

'Green News Report' - July 31, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 20m gallon water main break, amid worst drought in CA history, exposes ...

America's Real Deficits: Jobs and Infrastructure

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

America's federal budget deficits have actually shrunk by nearly $5 trillion since 2010. The CBO's projection for the budget deficit this year is smaller than it's been on average over the past 40 years. In short, the economic evidence is clear: This deficit is no longer an urgent issue. But there are, in fact, deficits that demand immediate attention.

Add Horsepower to America's Economic Engine: Pass a Real Transportation Bill

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

We can provide Americans with economic opportunity, create jobs, and expand our businesses through a bipartisan multi-year transportation bill that rebuilds our crumbling infrastructure.

Indian PM's Nepal Visit to Boost Energy, Infrastructure Cooperation

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal is set to deepen relations between the two nations. India's role is crucial for Nepal as it enters a new era of democracy, change and development, while harnessing Nepal's resources can help solve India's pressing energy needs.

Why Labor and Women Are the Keys to India's Economic Success

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unless the majority of India's workers are sufficiently educated and retrained to fulfill skilled jobs, and unless more women are invited to work, Indian companies will find themselves unable to compete on the world stage or to attract foreign capital for growth. In order to address this, Prime Minister Modi can do three things.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Want To Fix Infrastructure, But Not With Money From Their Own Pockets

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Members of Congress are scrambling to preserve a major infrastructure fund, but their urgency isn't necessarily shared by the public, according to a n...

Bill Clinton Can Save Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Rarely do a man, moment, mission and election come together as perfectly as the opportunity for Bill Clinton to save the Democratic Party in the 2014 midterm elections.

The Future of U.S. Energy

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Brigham A. McCown

With enormous supplies and massive investments in natural gas and oil in the US, the nation's domestic supply of energy continues to grow at a record ...

Cities 3.0: How Cities Are Driving The Revitalization Of Our Nation

Kevin Johnson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Kevin Johnson

Cities 3.0 mayors are not sitting on our hands, waiting for the feds or someone else to solve our problems. We're embracing good ideas no matter where they come from, innovating to provide better services and building strong economies for the global marketplace.

Infrastructure and Spaghetti Investing

Michael Likosky | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Investing in infrastructure can shave time off of our commute. That won't get us out of our economic crisis, although it would be great.

Your Crumbling Roads And Bridges May Get Even Worse This Year

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

An upcoming battle over funding for transportation projects could send America's infrastructure over the "highway cliff." The Highway Trust Fund, w...

How A Fairer Tax Code Can Improve America's Infrastructure

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The Stop Corporate Expatriation and Invest in America's Infrastructure Act will put an end to tax-avoiding corporate expatriations and devote the resulting revenue to the Highway Trust Fund, which will address the immediate funding crisis facing America's highway and transit systems this summer.

I, Welfare Bum

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

When I hear someone talking with disgust about people who receive public assistance, well, that person is talking about me, too. And themselves. And everyone in this country who's been able to build themselves and their families a financially-prosperous life.

Wrong Questions, Wrong People

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Michael Hodin

Pfizer's move to acquire British-based pharma company AstraZeneca has proven that too many in the political world have not a clue how markets work, how innovation takes place, or how economic growth is achieved.

Funneling Funding in to Resilience

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

On Friday, May 16th, I was in Washington, D.C., during a torrential downpour. Flash flood warnings stretched from Virginia, across Washington and out ...

Jobs for Blue Collar Men

Paul A. London | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

A strong reason to do infrastructure now is that interest rates are very low so financing is cheap and trillions of private money is on the sidelines that could be borrowed inexpensively to finance infrastructure expansion.

Fix the Gas Tax Before Exploring Per-Mile Taxes

Carl Davis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Carl Davis

Some lawmakers are beginning to wonder whether we need a complete overhaul of the way we pay for our transportation system. We don't. At least not yet.

Solutions to the Global Water Crisis: 10 Takeaways From The World Water Forum

Joan Michelson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

About 130 of the best and brightest minds across sectors came together at the 7th World Water Forum on May 15, 2014 on Washington, D.C. to share solutions and build partnerships,

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.

5 Crucial Facts About the So-Called 'Transportation Cliff'

Randal O'Toole | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Randal O'Toole

Pundits are fretting over the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, which some call the "transportation cliff." The real battle is not over the cliff but how Congress spends the renewed gas tax. Here are five facts to help people understand this debate.