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Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

In this era of partisan news both sides will spin any facts any way to make their side look better. ...

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting immigration reform

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

Ah politics! Strange bedfellows. Even stranger enemies. One would think the universal brotherhood of union workers would welcome with solidarity the ...

We’ve got our walking shoes packed for Bauma: “The Biggest Show on Earth”

We’ve got our walking shoes packed for Bauma:...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 25, 2013

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Opinion: Jeb Bush’s immigration solution “elegantly simple”

Opinion: Jeb Bush’s immigration solution...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 11, 2013

One might have known that the best idea to come forth on immigration in decades is now being trashed by ...

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 ...

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