Tag: bridges

Golden Gate is 75 years old

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 years old this weekend. When somebody or something reaches one of these milestones it is time to reflect. If we needed to build something like this bridge again, could we? Would the building of such a bridge become mired in partisan politics? I know we can build bridges to nowhere, but have we lost the capacity of actually helping the American people?

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We need to fix our infrastructure

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As we look at how to get our economy back on track, we have to look at infrastructure spending. We have to figure out what is the best way to update our infrastructure. How do we do this in a cost-effective manner? How do we do this quickly? Which projects go first and which should wait? We need to rebuild bridges, roads and railroads. Our water and gas lines need to be rebuilt also. We simply cannot have year-old pipelines exploding. From MSNBC: A gas pipeline explosion shook residents

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A Letter to Congress — We Need More Jobs

Dear Congressional Democrats/Independents: I’m not sure what it is that you’re focused on but America needs jobs. We need a lot of jobs. The number of people who are unemployed or underemployed is astronomical. Big business has rolled up big profits yet they’re not hiring. Medium-size businesses have also made money but like large corporations, they’re skittish about the future and are not hiring. Tax breaks are not to make corporations all of a sudden have a rosy outlook for the future and begin hiring. We need more. For some time I’ve been talking about green jobs. I’ve been talking about

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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