Post Tagged with: "infrastructure"

The Edenville Dam collapse.

Dam Collapses Should Be No Surprise

By Nancy Spannaus May 21, 2020—The collapse of the Edenville and Sanford dams in Michigan this week should come as no surprise. On the one hand, the Edenville Dam had already had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), for reasons including the total insufficiency of its […]

The front of the Post Office Museum in Washington, D.C. (Nancy Spannaus)

A Postal Service Fit for a Republic

By Nancy Spannaus May 8, 2020—Over the front steps of the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. is engraved the following message: Carrier of News and Knowledge Instrument of Trade & Industry Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance Of peace and of good will among men and nations. Are you surprised? This […]

by May 8, 2020 History, News
The NACo Conference

National Association of Counties Backs Infrastructure Bank

March 3, 2020—The Legislative Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo) has gone on record in support of establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. NACo represents the more than 3000 counties in the United States. Its legislative conference was held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 29 to March 4. On […]

Crude suicide rates in the United States

Congress Fiddles While Deaths of Despair Mount

New Fatalities Loom as Global Epidemic Spreads “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. […]

by February 2, 2020 Infrastructure, News
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Trillions for Wall Street, Zip for Infrastructure!

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 21, 2019—As of this writing, the Federal Reserve continues to pour out tens of billions of dollars a day into the Wall Street-centered banks, in the alleged interest of “providing liquidity” in the repo market. Yet, when it comes to providing funds (call it credit) for […]

by December 21, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Navajo Indians have to go to great lengths to provide water to their community, as we see here.

Millions of Americans Lack Clean Water

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 12, 2019—While the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, and most politicians brag that the American economy is doing just fine, a study released November 19 by two non-profits provides new information to the contrary: More than two million Americans lack access to clean  water. The report “Closing […]

by December 12, 2019 Infrastructure, News
An Amtrak derailment in DeFazio's Northwest on Dec. 18,  2017.

Will Democrats Put Infrastructure on the Agenda?

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 19, 2019—Are some Democrats actually ready to put the vital issue of infrastructure on Congress’s agenda again?  Such a welcome change might be in the offing, thanks to the initiative of Oregon Democrat and Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio. Rep. DeFazio […]

by November 19, 2019 Infrastructure, News
Rudy Arredondo, president of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association.

Latino Farmers Endorse Infrastructure Bank

Nov. 12, 2019—The national congress of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association passed a resolution in support of a National Infrastructure Bank on Nov. 2. The group’s president, Rudy Arredondo, works in Washington, D.C., and has been an active lobbyist for the bank. For an overview of other […]

by November 12, 2019 News Shorts
FDR joins youth at a CCC camp.

FDR’s Environmentalism: Improve Nature for Mankind

By Nancy Spannaus (Sept. 24, 2019–Yes, we need to improve nature! I am reprinting this article because I believe it is crucial to resurrect the thinking of the author of the original New Deal, in order to address the array of crises being faced by this nation, and the world. […]

by September 24, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure
An artist's conception of a maglev from D.C. to NYC. The trip would take one hour.

Will 2020 Bring Winds of Change?

By Angela Vullo Aug. 24, 2019–On Sunday night, August 18, MSNBC completed a four-part docuseries called “American Swamp,” which included a segment on infrastructure entitled “Bill to Nowhere.”  The segment detailed both the crisis condition of our national infrastructure and the gridlock in Washington which has failed to address this […]

by August 24, 2019 Commentary