Economy Dec 01

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Is crumbling infrastructure inhibiting American productivity?

In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University's Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and…

Poetry Nov 28

A poet squeezes the presidential election into a clown car

Poet Joseph Hutchison says he wrote “The Greatest Show on Earth” four years ago when he was watching yet another chaotic Presidential election process unfold. “It was a response to the circus that we make of elections and how political…

Dec 03

WASHINGTON -- After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday -- a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects,…

Dec 02

Talks on a massive, government-wide spending bill have hit a snag as Republicans press demands for policy provisions on the environment, regulation of the financial services industry and making it more difficult for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the…

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