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Report: renewables will lead to blackouts in the greenest state

Report: renewables will lead to blackouts in the...

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 01, 2013

This is what happens when politics trump engineering. California is being warned of impending blackouts because there’s insufficient electrical generating ...

Undocumented workers make up half of Texas’ construction workforce

Undocumented workers make up half of Texas’...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 26, 2013

A report released Thursday alleges that half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, aka illegal aliens. Why is nobody ...

Opinion: Carbon tax bill would hurt job growth

Opinion: Carbon tax bill would hurt job growth

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 13, 2013

That was fast. The pundits hadn’t even stopped pontificating on President Obama’s State of the Union speech when it was announced ...

Gastrobus food truck in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Opinion: Food trucks an American and construction...

Construction Blog

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2013

I couldn’t help but notice an ugly irony in the headlines last month. The American Interest’s Walter Russell Mead posted a ...

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants participate in a march for Immigrants and Mexicans protesting against Illegal Immigration reform by U.S. Congress in Los Angeles in 2006. Credit: Spirit of America / Shutterstock.com

Opinion: Immigration reform will be good for...

Construction Blog

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 01, 2013

  It was encouraging to hear this week that the federal government, at President Barack Obama's behest, is going to attempt ...

Opinion: Diesel and the truth about MPG ratings

Opinion: Diesel and the truth about MPG ratings

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 28, 2013

America is a great country, but amazingly, breathtakingly and mindbogglingly ignorant about cars and fuel efficiency. If you look in the ...

Opinion: Bill extensions becoming the norm for this Congress

Opinion: Bill extensions becoming the norm for this...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 21, 2013

I had to laugh a little, sadly, last week when I read that Congress couldn't get a farm bill passed. ...

Friday 5:05: Elvis, “That’s Alright Mama”

Friday 5:05: Elvis, “That’s Alright...

Construction Blog

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 11, 2013

Welcome to the Friday 5:05. Each Friday at precisely 5:05 p.m., Executive Editor Tom Jackson serves up a new jam ...

Former Vice President Al Gore delivers a keynote on climate change.

Brower and Gore: Environmentalists then and now

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 09, 2013

One of the pleasures of going home for the holidays is sometimes finding the books I  left behind in college ...

Friday 5:05: Tony Rice, “Shady Grove”

Friday 5:05: Tony Rice, “Shady Grove”

Construction Blog

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 04, 2013

If this doesn't set your feet to tappin' call the undertaker. Two hundred years ago in England this song was an ...

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