Archive for September 14th, 2007

Bush appointee: cycling is not transportation

| September 14, 2007 | 1 Reply
Bush appointee: cycling is not transportation

Here’s yet another incarnation of Brownie: Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters. As indicated in this Salon.com article writer Katharine Mieszkowski wrote that Peters recently complained that the Minnesota bridge collapsed because frivolous things like bike paths are siphoning too much of the transportation budget.  On PBS’s NewsHour, Peter’s argued that projects like bike paths and trails “are […]

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37-nation coalition?

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37-nation coalition?

The White House is fond of reminding us that the U.S. is not fighting alone in Iraq, but that we are part of a “coalition.” Marty Kaplan has this to say about that the president’s most recent affirmation that there is a 37 nation coaltion: Moldova is in (12 troops), but Tonga is out. Bosnia […]

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U.S. inequity in wealth and income at a glance

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U.S. inequity in wealth and income at a glance

This set of charts is shocking.   It’s part of a website entitled “Too Much.”   Here’s an excerpt from the “About” page: Each and every week, Too Much explores excess and inequality, in the United States and throughout the world. We cover a wide swatch of economic and political territory, everything from executive pay and […]

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