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Opinion

Opinion: No, the Senate Infrastructure Bill is Not a Waste of Money

The Senate infrastructure bill is getting beat up in the media. If you read it, it’s not a waste of money, and it will be a victory lap for President Joe Biden once he signs it into law. But for now, it looks like this: If you’re anti-Democrat, you hate it because it is a

History

US history shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Constructing barge canals took a massive investment that didn’t pay off. New York State Archives Richard White, Stanford University Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move freight in the 1830s and 1840s. Governments subsidized railroads in

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s Attack on the Keystone XL Pipeline Is Politics, Not Policy

Joe Biden plans to make good on his promise to phase-out fossil fuels. Reportedly, he will cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day as president. The proposed pipeline would be an additional conduit for as much as 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta’s oils sands into the U.

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