This morning, during the 8am hour, the faithful listeners of the Bob Miller show on KPAM 860am were posed with a thought experiment. Evidenty George Zimmerman is having difficulty leading a normal life these days, and he’s launched a website to accept donations to cover expenses and pay his legal fees: http://www.therealgeorgezimmerman. [...]
At a time when passage of a transportation package is critical to relieve congestion and remedy a huge state highway maintenance backlog, and the DOT’s management has been called into question by a stuck tunneling machine, the last thing the agency needs is another black eye. Yet the National Transportation Safety Board finds that state highway officials dem
1) A U.S. compound was hit in a suicide bombing in Kabul. At least 3 “foreigners” are reported dead, and 8 are dead in total, including 4 militants. The bombing comes a day after a Taliban attack on the Kabul airport. Afghanistan is still under political upheaval during the vote audit. 2) […]
I cover them in detail at IJReview. See my post that reviews the MH17 flight shot down by separatisits, Christians fleeing Iraq and the extension of the Iranian talks. Catch up now with my weekly headline review.
1) China sent a spy ship to monitor international RIMPAC exercises off the coast of Hawaii—depite haveing 4 ships and 1000 troops participating. 22 countries including China participated in the US-led exercise. 2) Boko Haram attacked and took over the town of Dombau, killing at least 100 people this weekend. Nigerian citizens from […]
The Iraqi ambassador to the United States on Monday called for more robust support from American officials to counter the growing terrorist threat in his country as experts questioned the apparent cooperation of the Iraqi government with U.S. adversaries.
An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, so most people won’t see it, but the author, Robin Harding, makes several good […]
As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland. The only problem is that (as actress Carrie Brownstone noted), “no matter how far out on a limb we went, we always ran into that person [in Portland] within two days.” Such is […]
How do you plan for the unpredictable? That’s the question facing the more than 400 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) that have been tasked by Congress to write 20-year transportation plans for their regions. Self-driving cars will be on the market in the next ten years, are likely to become a dominant form of travel in […]