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  • Get riled up over roadways [Commentary]

    Get riled up over roadways [Commentary]
    Roadways today are in the worst condition they have been since the 1940s. In our world of advanced technology how could this have happened? We know that more people are driving every day. Younger Americans frequently have their own car or access to a...
  • White House Says Connecticut Roads and Bridges Are Deficient

    WASHINGTON — The White House issued a report Monday saying that 41 percent of Connecticut's roads are in poor condition and that more than 9,500 jobs in the state will be lost unless Congress acts quickly to replenish a fund that pays for a lion's...
  • SunRail, parkway at risk if federal money runs out

    SunRail, parkway at risk  if federal money runs out
    Federal tax money that pays for roads and passenger trains all over the country, including the Wekiva Parkway and SunRail in metro Orlando, will run out in just a few weeks unless Congress finds billions of extra dollars. If Congress goes into its five-...
  • New health care market better deal than you think

    You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all...
  • Who is really to blame for scandal at the VA?

    In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans. How appropriate. Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...
  • Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?

    Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?
    Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
  • Health law covers at least 8 million

    Health law covers at least 8 million
    President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans. The studies — done...
  • Most Obamacare enrollees happy with new coverage, data show

    Most Obamacare enrollees happy with new coverage, data show
    President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by between 8 million and 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their new health plans. The...
  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...
  • Why most seniors can't afford to pay more for Medicare

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Should seniors pay more for Medicare? Republicans think so; they have repeatedly called for replacing the current program with vouchers that would shift cost and risk to seniors. There's no doubt this is where Republicans will take us...
  • Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]

    Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]
    Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one: The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...