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Government Works

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

From groaning truckloads of freight to families on vacation, easy mobility across the nation is assured by the collective governmental effort that was the interstate highway system.

You Know Who Else Needed to Learn 'How to Be an American?' Dwight Eisenhower!

Will Bunch | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

John Sununu made an interesting point, and it certainly got me to thinking. Eisenhower spent several years honing his un-Americanism at the Ivy League's "Columbia boutique," where he set the stage for the future schooling of his comrade-in-arms, Barack Hussein Obama.

Matt Sledge

Highways As Subways: Can't Get There From Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

If you've ever wondered how to get from Topeka to Fond du Lac in just one transfer, Cameron Booth has the map for you. The Australian-born designer is...

Can Virginia Make Interstate 66 A Smarter Highway? (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing to issue a request for proposals that would institute an "active traffic manageme...

A Freeway Runs Through It: A Review of The Big Roads, by Earl Swift

Frank Gruber | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

Earl Swift's new book, The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, explains from the very beginning of the automotive age how expressways, turnpikes, interstates, and freeways came to be.

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...

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.

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.

The Serious Problem With the Tea Party "Philosophy"

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

We know where the hub of protests against a climate will be coming from: the Tea Party. So it's worth looking at who these folks are, and the NY Times yesterday did us all a big favor by reporting on poll results of these citizens.

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.