Letters

Crumbling Infrastructure Brings Opportunities

Advocates seek to focus investment on proven, sustainable technologies to help move the country away from its dependency on fossil fuels.

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Education Department Plans National Tax Base for Schools

Twenty-three states following the lead of a landmark decision in Ohio.

Crumbling Infrastructure Brings Opportunities

Advocates seek to focus investment on proven, sustainable technologies to help move the country away from its dependency on fossil fuels.

Nation Sets its Sights on Building a Sane Economy

President Barack Obama has called for swift passage of his administration’s Safeguards for a New Economy (S.A.N.E.) bill. The omnibus economic package includes a federal maximum wage, mandatory “True Cost Accounting,” a phased withdrawal from complex financial instruments, and other measures intended to improve life for ordinary Americans.

National Health Insurance Act Passes

The United States National Health Insurance Act is expected to be signed into law shortly.

Popular Pressure Ushers Recent Progressive Tilt

Grassroots advocacy the source of sweeping legislation, study says.

Today’s Paper

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July 4, 2009
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Torture, Rendition “Not Such Good Ideas After All”

In response to 36 million handwritten letters, the president made a formal apology today to Canadian citizen and extraordinary rendition victim Maher Arar and presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Last to Die in Battle Remembered, American and Iraqi

Two proportional monuments — one to the Iraqi dead, 300 feet high, and one to the American dead, 15 feet high — are unveiled in Baghdad, and a five-year-old boy whose lifespan coincided with that of the Iraq War is remembered.