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The collapse into the Mississippi River of a Minneapolis bridge during heavy rush hour traffic is a fitting metaphor for the danger and insecurity that American government places its citizens in by failing to invest in infrastructure and improve aging structural elements of the nation's transportation, energy, and public utilities systems.

What is more mundane than driving home from work? What is more extraordinary than literally falling off a road because the government has failed to make the needed investments and improvements to aging national infrastructure?

Another failure of government to provide for the basic needs of its citizenry.

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London Bridge has fallen down. Let's deal with... by Martin Zehr on Thursday, Aug 2, 2007 at 12:37:37 PM
Why isn't Bloomberg just another opportunist?... by Constance Lavender on Thursday, Aug 2, 2007 at 12:59:33 PM
The need to re-build the American infrastructure i... by Robert Chapman on Thursday, Aug 2, 2007 at 4:01:15 PM
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