The economy, climate, transportation and public utilities are all vulnerable to nonmilitary threats. Unfortunately, those weaknesses tend to receive little attention from elected officials – much less any meaningful efforts to solve them.
“They’re nothing but trouble,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). “They’re just feeling a bit feisty and cantankerous.”
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Is the GOP finally ready to do something about our crumbling infrastructure?
Neil Cavuto is still browbeating his guests over the need to raise taxes for more infrastructure spending.
We already touched on the subject here, and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's great vision for the future of high speed transportation in the United States. The Daily Show's John Oliver unpacked some of the really terrible media coverage on the subject as only that show can.
Soon after taking office, President Obama pledged to open a new inquiry into the deaths of perhaps thousands of Taliban prisoners of war at the hands of U.S.-allied Afghan fighters in late 2001. Now it says it has concluded its investigation – but won’t make it public.
Call for Solidarity Action From NY To Turkey, Brazil and Greece.
During this holiday weekend, when so many Americans are relying on our roads and bridges to get us across the country to celebrate with our friends and relatives, Ed Schultz took the Republicans to task for refusing to do something about our crumbling bridges and infrastructure.
The final episode of this series explores what happens when oil becomes more and more inaccessible, while at the same time, new powers like China and India try to fulfill their growing energy needs.
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