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Green News Report: October 12, 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: Offshore ...

Palin, Beck, the Tea Party and the Big Lie About Saving "Children and Grandchildren"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

Of course Tea Party activists are "genuinely concerned for their children and grandchildren" but unwittingly, the movement aims to usher in a sad era of national decline for children and grandchildren.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

The president, in the main, has done his job getting things done, but the White House Office of Communication has not communicated effectively. What is most dispiriting about this is that they were given the elements of a powerful story.

The Jersey Train Tunnel Is a Smart Investment

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

The possibility that the second New Jersey to New York rail tunnel could be canceled is a distressing sign of our current financial weakness and our unwillingness to invest in the future.

Beyond Left And Right: Arianna And Mike Huckabee On Fox News (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna visited Mike Huckabee's eponymous show this weekend, finding plenty of common ground with the Fox News host and former Republican governor fro...

Some Inescapable Truths

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

It will be 21st Century railcars, powered by electricity, that will liberate us locally, regionally and nationally from our gas-guzzling, single-passenger coffins that make our existing roads nightmares, day and night.

Infrastructure Jobs, Repeat and Amplify

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

We have work that really, really needs doing. People that really, really need work. Borrowing money is really, really cheap.

George Soros: America Needs Stimulus Not Virtue

ft.com | George Soros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration's insistence on fiscal rectitude is dictated not by financial necessity but by political considerations. The US is not in the...

Infrastructure: The Best Bargain In The U.S. Economy

washingtonpost.com | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say that the government should be run more like a business. So imagine you are CEO of the government. Your bridges are crumbling. Your schools ...

America's Challenges: A Crumbling Infrastructure

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

How many more natural disasters will occur in America? And can they be prevented? Action must be taken now to identify, fund and correct our infrastructure deficiencies before they cause the senseless loss of more lives.

Investment & Enterprise, Not Protectionism

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.

7 Economic Stimulus Ideas

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you were going to give me a trillion dollars to stimulate the economy so that the next expansion could proceed, here's what I would do: ...

Better Transportation Investment Creates More Jobs

Dan_Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan_Smith

With almost one in ten American workers currently unemployed, smart investment in infrastructure is an efficient way to create jobs right now.

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.

Recession Roundup: Poverty Rate Jumps, Infrastructure Crumbles

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With unemployment remaining high and consumer spending lagging, the economy continues to sputter. To chart the state of the country and the continuing...

Green News Report: September 14, 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: They found...

Stimulus: The One Word The Obama Administration Is Now Avoiding

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama was catching flak for his new stimulus plan even before he announced it last week. The problem with the proposed measures, according t...

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

Under-taxed Americans are Too Broke to Finance Sustainability Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

As America struggles to make its cities more energy efficient and build mass transit, electric car charging stations, smart grids, sources of renewabl...

Maybe Not Such a Mid-Term Blowout

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama has insisted that the Bush era tax cuts, which expire this year, be extended for "only" about 98 percent of Americans, but not for households making over $250,000 a year. Hard to argue with that, but watch the GOP try.

Deadly Priorities: Why Did PG&E Spend Millions on Politics, Instead of Pipelines?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As San Bruno struggles to recover from the deadly PG&E pipeline blast and fire, many are asking why the California utility spent tens of millions of dollars on politics before they repaired crumbling pipelines.

An Infrastructure Bank: Reinvesting in America

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a National Infrastructure Bank to direct our reinvestment in American infrastructure. In doing so, he returned...

Will Voters Listen? Obama vs. GOP on $180 Billion Tax, Infrastructure Plan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

In two major speeches this week, President Obama sharpened the contrast with the GOP's obstructionism over the economy with his proposals to spend $50...

Taking on the GOP's "Fairy Tale Politics"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Obama needs to combat the GOP's Fairy Tale Politics so that voters understand how we got into this mess and that it simply is too risky to go back to Neverland.

Obama's Labor Day Speech -- Does It Matter?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama's speech hit most of the right points, but still seemed a bit tone deaf. It's inexplicable that he would wait until the election was so close before giving a speech that could generate some excitement.