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May 22, 2015
Failing infrastructure will cost us dearly
The other day I took the Northeast regional Amtrak train from D.C. to New York City, got out and took the next train back.
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May 22, 2015
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The trucking industry has been making special deliveries in Washington, spending millions of dollars on lobbyists and in congressional campaign contributions in a new push to eliminate federal safety rules that limit the size of trucks.
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May 21, 2015
Using Iraq as campaign tool can boomerang
On May 23, 2003, I attended the Baghdad news conference at which the U.S. viceroy, Paul Bremer, announced he was dissolving the Iraqi army.
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May 20, 2015
Marking 20 years cancer-free
There’s always been something sort of milestone-ish about 20 years. It’s accepted in most places as the standard to measure success in employment (20 years with the same company usually qualifies for a co-worker luncheon or office party at the very least), and in marriage (the 20-year anniversary is designated platinum as opposed to wood, paper, leather, etc.).
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May 20, 2015
The great American rail fantasy
The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s infrastructure.
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May 19, 2015
U.S. infrastructure: Decades of neglect
When a bridge falls, when a water main fails, or when a train crashes, news crews and commentators report on the sorry state of our nation’s infrastructure. Policymakers on both sides of the aisle say we need to do something to fix our roads and rails, our ports and pipes. This flurry of activity lasts for a few days, but then little to nothing happens.
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May 19, 2015
Obama neglecting risk of offshore fracking
America’s coastal communities got some disturbing news recently when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pledged to open “vast areas” of the ocean to oil drilling.
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May 18, 2015
Federal regulations are America’s hidden tax
Last year, Americans paid nearly $1.4 trillion in federal individual income taxes — plus sales taxes, fuel taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, you name it. Yet, there’s another tax that doesn’t show up on any receipt: the cost of federal regulation.
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May 18, 2015
Jeb Bush stumbles while Hillary hides
There’s no way around it — Jeb Bush fumbled this one.
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May 16, 2015
Amtrak catastrophe highlights nation’s neglect of critical infrastructure
Regardless of any human error, it didn’t have to happen. That’s the takeaway from the Amtrak 188 catastrophe.
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George Will

May 16, 2015
Santorum: Return of the GOP’s runner-up
WASHINGTON — A near miss can be a sharp spur, so Rick Santorum wants to say something to those who profess condescending puzzlement about his persistence in pursuing the Republican presidential nomination: You probably have no idea how close I came to defeating Mitt Romney in 2012.
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