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Archive for April 1st, 2013

Why Passenger Trains Flunk

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 1st, 2013 11:08 pm by HL

Why Passenger Trains Flunk
Michael Barone, Washington Examiner
Forty years ago, American railroads were in trouble. The Penn Central, the largest railroad, had recently gone bankrupt.American freight rail was technologically obsolescent and hamstrung by union rules and government rate regulation. American passenger rail was unprofitable and unreliable.Freight rail was losing business to trucking firms. Passenger rail was losing out to cars on the new interstate highways and airplanes on long routes.The past 40 years have seen a laboratory experiment on how to revive railroads. Government has gotten out of freight rail, while passenger rail has become…

Does Google Benefit by Aligning w/Liberalism?
Emily Chertoff, Atlantic
Conservative online media exploded yesterday with another story about Google. To celebrate one day — the birthday of the labor activist Cesar Chavez — Google had swapped into its homepage a doodle featuring the activist's face. Of course, yesterday was also celebrated by millions around the world for another reason altogether — Easter.As they tend to when the company makes what appears on its face to be a political statement, conservative media focused very intently on the avowedly liberal politics of the people who run Google.

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