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Why Sputnik?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

I was around for the launching of Sputnik in 1957. It created a huge wave of shock and paranoia. Obama was trying to create a mood of crisis in the country, and for a reason: That's the only way we get things done.

America's "Can't Do" Attitude

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

Today's youth are building new things. Look at Facebook or Google. But maybe that's a problem: too many of them are.

SOTU: The Dollar Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

The ultimate paradox facing the president -- and the country as a whole -- is that while innovation, education and infrastructure are necessary ingredients for global competitive success, they offer no guarantee.

Our Sputnik Moment

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This was not the eloquent speech that the president is capable of delivering. His tone throughout was conversational and steady, rather than pointed.

Obama's Economic Philosophy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

President Obama reaffirmed his economic philosophy in the State of the Union address -- a government that works, invests, delivers opportunity, and that we can believe in. It is a lean government, not a big government.

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.

Experts Agree U.S. Water Infrastructure in Trouble

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

When municipalities work in tandem with private water service providers, the end result is likely to be more efficient, transparent and a better value for the customer.

Green News Report: January 18, 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: The sun a...

Green News Report: January 13, 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: Australia...

American Economic Highway: More Onramps, Less Roadblocks

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Our country faces astounding infrastructure needs. And nearly every governor and mayor -- Democrat or Republican -- is pressing for more investment.

Green News Report: January 11, 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: The final...

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...

Green News Report: January 6, 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: The new m...

On Day One, Republicans Cripple Construction Industry

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

It took just hours for the new Republican House majority to craft a dangerous set of rules that threatens not just the way Congress works, but puts American jobs on the line as well.

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 http://www.asce.org/ 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.