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James Langevin and Military General Talk Up Big Government Cyber Powers

Only one newspaper — the conservative Washington Times — has picked up on the cryptic but crucial conversation yesterday between Rep. James Langevin and General Keith Alexander in a sparsely attended hearing of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. Langevin (chair of a congressional subcommittee on cybersecurity) asked General Alexander (head of the military’s National [...]

Vital Infrastructure, Especially in Troubled Times: Save Ohio Libraries

Daniel Dunkle of the Camden Herald Gazette makes a point about the importance of libraries in troubled economic times:

As the recession continues, local public libraries are seeing an increased need for their services. In some cases residents are coming in to polish up their resumes and use library computers to search for jobs. Others [...]

Senate Bill Proposes Increased Rail Infrastructure

Is S. 238 the right bill to start a renaissance in American rail transportation? I can’t say – S. 238 is not yet available to be read by the public. [...]

Time for another WPA?

Driven across a bridge lately? Used a public park? Visited a library? Walked on a sidewalk? Hiked on a trail? Taken your kids to a public school? Enjoyed a drink of clean water thanks to water treatment facilities? Taken a swim in a municipal pool? Thank the Works Progress Administration (WPA), through which these were [...]