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Interstate Highways

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.

Gardner Ready to Shed Department of Transportation

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Egged on by radio-host Amy Oliver, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) revealed Friday that he favors plans that "would basically turn the Department of Transportation back to the states."

In The Public Interest: Fixing Our "Shiny New Toys"

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Every parent knows this one - you walk into a room and see your child playing carelessly with a new toy. Invariably, you warn: "If you break that, I'm...

Requiem for a Hummer

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

GM's Hummer has died. But it'll continue to spew its fumes -- and spread global warmth -- for years to come.

Out of Shape and Into Yoga

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

Lately, I have begun to think that, at 55, I really ought to do more than what is now my main form of physical activity, which is to get up once a night to go to the bathroom. So I recently took a yoga class.

Americans are driving much less; But one area of the country can't get any gas or diesel at all

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Gas shortages through a major swath of the country? Stations running dry? Welcome Back, 1974! When does the rationing start ... again? Americans are ...