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Are our bridges safe?

By R. Neal
August 2, 2007 - That's the question many are asking this morning following the tragic and horrific and as yet unexplained collapse of the I-35W bridge across the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis yesterday.

Joe Biden is apparently not from around here

By R. Neal
July 24, 2007 - During the highly publicized "CNN/YouTube Debate" last night, a couple of guys from Tennessee asked via YouTube video if any of the candidates' feelings were hurt because the media seems more interested in whether Al Gore will run than in them.

The South gets a pay raise

By R. Neal
July 24, 2007 - Thousands of workers in Mississippi got a pay raise today. No, the state did not pass a new minimum wage law. Nor did Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, or Louisiana. Instead, Congress made good on one of their "first 100 hours" pledges, and the new federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour goes into effect as of today.

Secrecy poses threat to public safety

By R. Neal
July 12, 2007 - In a follow up on a incident we mentioned here back in May, Congress has directed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review a policy that withholds information about nuclear safety accidents from public view.