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The Deficit Commission & P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Deficit Commission makes a number of recommendations which, if adopted, would result in structural changes to how we finance infrastructure projec...

The American Debt Crisis & Infrastructure Investment

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Economists are fond of telling us that America's competitive disadvantage - its inability to produce more domestic jobs - is the result of low labor c...

Promoting Infrastructure Investment on the Cheap

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

If members of Congress vote on their policy preferences instead of politics, the National Infrastructure Bank will enjoy broad-based bipartisan support in the New Year.

After San Bruno Blast, States Slow To Act On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Some of Pennsylvania's natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. A...

How the Unions Can Help LA Pay for the Wilshire Subway Extension

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My latest epiphany concerns the feasibility of using union and public pension fund money to fund LA's overdue public transportation projects. Let's face it, after the midterm election we're in a new world.

Paul Krugman: Why We'd Be Lucky To Have Japan's Economic Woes

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A decade ago, Japan was a byword for failed economic policies: years after its real estate bubble burst, it was still suffering from chronic deflation...

Attention Congress: Fix the Potholes

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

A politician who is against government is like an actor who is against entertainment. It's ridiculous. But because we hate politicians so much, we vote in the ones who pretend they really don't want to do their job.

A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Will American cities really run out of water?

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Deane

Last month, The Huffington Post ran a piece that highlighted analysis noting 10 major U.S. cities that would have significant "imbalances of water sup...

Infrastructure as Monument

Chris Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Matthews

Yes, Lincoln spoke well, Mr. President, but he also built the intercontinental railways. Kennedy spoke well, but he also got us to the moon! What are you going to leave as your monument?

Women Want to Work Construction. Let's Help Them Get Jobs.

Brigid O'Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brigid O'Farrell

The federal government needs to have both a short-term stimulus program and a long-term economic plan that supports creating good jobs and decent wages for all workers without discrimination based on gender or race.

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Google Is Doing What the Government Can't

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

While federal and state governments are somewhat incapacitated, Google is proposing a $5 billion "transmission backbone" for offshore wind farms along the East Coast.

Dan Froomkin

Job-Creation Idea No. 13: No Better Time Than Now To Build The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 13 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) WASHINGTON -- Our existing infrastructure is crumbling. In terms of the infrastructure of t...

Corroded infrastructure 2010/Robert Smithson's Writings on Entropy, 1966-67

Mira Schor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mira Schor

This week my graduate seminar students (at Parsons Fine Arts MFA) and I had a great discussion leading from Robert Smithson's writings on entropy to i...

WATCH Arianna: 'Avoidable' & 'Unavoidable' Problems Caused Middle Class Decline

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "Charlie Rose" Monday evening to talk about "Third World America," the decline of the middle class, and what it all means for our ...

Cholera Death Toll Rising In Haiti: Inside Port-Au-Prince's Tent Camps

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Jon LaPook

I fear this will become a major disaster. Haitians have no natural immunity to cholera. The incubation period of up to five days lets seemingly healthy but actually infected people travel and spread the disease. This could involve the entire country. I'm praying for a miracle.

Green News Report: October 21, 2010 (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: Is Beck t...

Time for Strategic Philanthropy

Bill Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Zimmerman

Because of today's convoluted tax code many of those with incomes in the stratosphere actually pay a smaller portion of their total income than the rest of us.

A Dozen Threats to Your Water on the 38th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Pollution prevention, efficiency, conservation, reuse, doing things locally and in a distributed and decentralized manner are all core principles for moving forward with water and other natural resources.

Architecture's Terror and Wonder: A Conversation with Blair Kamin

Guy Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Guy Horton

Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, thoughtfully and provocatively defines the emotional and cultural dim...

WATCH: White House Adviser Compares Bush Vs. Obama On Job Creation

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, and sometime stand-up comedian, has returned to his white board for anot...

If a Tree Falls in Los Angeles, This Is the Sound it Makes

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Seitzman

CITY of LA: We have no record in our system of anyone calling about this tree. ME: Really, we've been calling about this tree repeatedly for two years.

Restoring Top Tax Rates Makes Sense for Small Business

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chuck Collins

Expecting high-end tax cuts to trickle down as job creation is about as reasonable as pouring gasoline on your hood and expecting it to fuel your car.

'Suburban Nation'

Jeff Speck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Speck

But now, a preference has become a mandate, as sprawl has quietly been identified as a central cause behind a growing list of mounting national crises including foreign oil dependency, climate change, and the obesity epidemic.