You travel a bit, and you wonder what happened.
|By: Attaturk Thursday July 31, 2014 1:30 am|
In a world left with few things that are not completely predictable, there are some things more predictable than others.
Ancient water and sewage lines will be about as well maintained as your average post-collapse Roman Aqueduct, until they finally break.
|By: Elliott Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00 pm|
Hodges and podges from around the interwebs., starting with Shahid Buttar’s catchy NSA vs USA dance track.
|By: Crane-Station Wednesday April 9, 2014 4:15 pm|
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a report card based on the A-F grading system, for America’s infrastructure. Infrastructure involves more than the 65,000 US bridges in need of repair, or the potholes that ate Indianapolis. America earned a D+ average across sixteen categories according to eight criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation.
|By: TarheelDem Saturday April 5, 2014 11:55 am|
This year 2014 is an election year in the United States and several other nations. In most of the world, electoral politics has reached a dead end because it is sidelined by the economically, politically, or culturally powerful into self-aggrandizement at the expense of citizens. This is a year in which there is an international call for a wave of action. This year is one of those times that the ancient Greeks called kairos and the ancient Chinese saw as the movement of Heaven. Like most times of this character, it will likely also satisfy the Urban Dictionary’s definition of kairotic moment in echo of the late 1960s.
|By: brasch Sunday January 5, 2014 6:40 pm|
A short shopping season of less than 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, combined with extraordinary numbers of deliveries and extreme weather problems caused thousands of packages not to be delivered by Christmas. For some media, this was the top story.
But that’s not a crisis.
|By: BruceMcF Monday October 28, 2013 1:20 pm|
The Steel Interstate is a proposal to pursue dramatic gains in the energy efficiency of long haul freight transport in the United States.
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday February 19, 2013 8:44 am|
Remember when Obama alluded to foreign countries “swiping” our domestic secrets during his State of the Union speech? This is what he was talking about.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 18, 2012 6:54 am|
The headlines here is that the Obama Administration narrowed the demand they maintained for four years, for tax rates to increase above $250,000, and they would agree to a benefit cut for Social Security and $400 billion in unspecified Medicare cuts, and in exchange they would mostly extend current law on a few fronts (but not all) and get an unspecified amount, no more than $50 billion, in infrastructure spending.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 27, 2012 4:16 pm|
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has almost become the liaison to the left for cuts to federal health care programs in the grand bargain, gave a speech today at the Center for American Progress that included a couple important points…