infrastructure

Trump Bragged About His Biggest Climate Failure

The painting style of Jackson Pollock is called “gestural abstraction,” but before last night’s debate, I never knew that it was also a governing philosophy. The debate featured many decisions from President Donald Trump that were puzzling, to put it mildly. The president constantly interrupted…

Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident

Two years ago, most Americans knew nothing about QAnon, the ever-growing, diffuse, and violent movement devoted to a loosely connected set of conspiracy theories, most of which tie back to the idea that Donald Trump is leading a holy war against a high-powered cabal of…

Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…

The Books Briefing: How to Remake America

The Constitution denied Danielle Allen’s enslaved ancestors the right to full citizenship—but she still believes in its ability to shape America for the better. Revisiting documents and moments from this country’s founding to parse how they can guide our future is the the central idea…

India Doubles Budget for Roads and Bridges near Chinese Border

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that the budget for building roads and bridges along the Chinese border will be doubled in response to China’s rapid infrastructure improvements on the other side. 0…

China sets railway building spree in high-speed motion

More high-speed rail arteries and feeder lines will connect China’s largest megacities and outlying regions in Beijing’s new drive to more than double the length of China’s high-speed railway network. The network is already the world’s longest and the new aim is to hit the…

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