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Rebuilding America Is Job One

Will Marshall | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

A big national push to build modern infrastructure will ensure America's return to being an engine of production. That's why Congress needs to make room for a National Infrastructure Bank to rebuild America.

Don't Believe the Hype About U.S. Debt

Sally Kohn | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

If the U.S. were borrowing anywhere near as much as Chase bank, we'd have legitimate reason to worry. But in general, borrowing money is necessary to invest in the future.

Let's Fix LA From the Ground Up, One Pothole at a Time

Al Abrams | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

Fixing potholes is the least the city of L.A. can do. Guess what? They're doing it, in an enterprise called "Operation Pothole."

How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

Creating sustainable jobs will require restructuring our economy to more equitably share the work and wealth of this country, without destroying the foundation of all economies -- the natural world.

More Economic Output "Bang" for Our Investment "Buck"

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

As the country slowly crawls out of the global economic recession, Los Angeles is taking bold steps to invest in infrastructure, create jobs, increase...

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Infrastructure Improvements 'Key To Recovery' Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

The U.S. needs to improve crumbling infrastructure to boost the recovery, according to a report released on Tuesday. The report comes as federal ef...

Look Who's Derailing High-Speed Rail

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With a wave of new governors and legislators hitting statehouses across the nation fresh from the midterm elections, some states are choosing to opt out of federal funds for high-speed rail.

American Business Needs to Get in the Game

Fred Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Hochberg

It is critical, as President Obama told business leaders in Brazil, that America does more than just watch Brazil's development projects from the stands. It is critical that we get in the game.

Why We Can't Afford to Give New York's Richest a Tax Break

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

As protesters demanding the extension of the millionaire's tax descend on Albany, Cuomo and the state Senate Republican leadership have held firm on their desire to cut taxes for the state's wealthiest.

Raising Government Revenue in Africa: A Road Out of Poverty

Mark Plant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Plant

There are limits to how much a government can receive as grants from donors or borrow. So raising tax revenues is a necessary element for governments to spend on providing more of these essential services and, in turn, reduce poverty.

The Case For Investing In School Infrastructure

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Like our congested highways, bursting water pipes and corroding bridges, decaying schools are a reminder that our prosperity as a nation is jeopardized by physical neglect.

LAX's Poor Excuse for Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The time has come to give commuters to the world's sixth busiest airport a truly rapid mass transit option.

What Does the Earthquake Mean to Japan's Fiscal Future?

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

How must it feel to people in shock to hear fiscal deficit hawks telling them that their government is broke and unable to help the population?

Learning From Japan's Catastrophe

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Steven Cohen

For those of us wedded to the idea of human development, we try to draw lessons from the catastrophes we manage to live through. One lesson we need to learn is that the impact of natural disasters will continue to grow.

GOP to Young Voters: Don't Vote

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In their quest to defeat President Obama and hold a White House Tea Party, Republicans and their corporate allies have a new youth outreach message: Don't Vote.

Thirsty in Tanzania: Africa's Infrastructure Challenge of Climate Change and Development

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

Tanzania's issue with fresh water access is an increasingly dangerous problem for the local population.

Since When Did My Free Wi-Fi Become a 'Hotspot?'

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

At this point in the technology of wireless devices, we are all familiar with wi-fi; the service that shares an internet connection wirelessly amongst...

'Nonsecurity' Spending Cuts Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Despite the label "nonsecurity discretionary programs," many of the proposed cuts will reduce our security in a variety of ways, among them increasing our chances of getting sick from unsafe meat and contaminated drinking water.

A Marshall Plan for the Middle East?

Glenn Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Glenn Hubbard

All prosperous countries of the world got that way not through government infrastructure, food aid, or NGO projects, but through the growth of a domestic business sector.

Green News Report: February 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil price...

Libyan Violence Moves Oil Price -- and It Could Get a Lot Worse

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

This crisis, if nothing else, emphasizes the weakness of world oil supplies and the utter lack of control the US has over its own destiny.

Green News Report: February 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly ea...

My Trip to Lagos

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Nigeria produces successful visual artists, musicians and filmmakers. But, like in every other country, the lack of resources forces artists to spend more time scrounging for money than making art.

Thousands Of Nation's Dams Reportedly 'Susceptible To Failure'

The New York Times | HENRY FOUNTAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — Frank Brassell, owner of Nelda’s Diner in this town wedged between the slopes of the southern Sierra Nevada, knows his fat...

Machiavelli, Third World America and Our National Crisis

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

When something goes horribly wrong, it's always useful to look to the Classics to understand what's actually happened and how to move forward. Is our ...