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Infrastructure news and analysis from The Nation
August 5, 2021
America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.
Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 12, 2021
Why We Need a New Federal Writers’ Project
The Depression-era Federal Writers’ Project created jobs, fought disinformation, and gave voice to the voiceless. We need all of the above now more than ever.
July 12, 2021
If They Can Tear Down This Highway in Texas… Yes, Texas!
Texas planned to spend $25 billion widening highways to relieve congestion. But a movement to tear them down instead is growing in influence—even here in the Lone Star State.
July 1, 2021
The Truth About the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement
Progressives don’t have to convert Republicans—we just have to get Democrats to stand up.
Robert L. Borosage
June 30, 2021
The Sunrise Movement Calls for a Better Infrastructure Deal
At a rally at the White House on Monday, hundreds of young activists demanded that President Biden take a bold stance on climate change.
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June 24, 2021
Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Turn Out to Be a Bridge to Nowhere?
There are things to like about the reported deal. But progressives must make sure ambitious “human infrastructure” proposals are included in a reconciliation package.
June 4, 2021
Bernie Sanders Is Fed Up With Republican Obstruction—and Democratic Caution
“If Republicans don’t want to cooperate,” he says, “then, yes, we have to move forward without them.”
May 28, 2021
‘Bipartisan’ Is How Republicans Say ‘Sucker!’
The GOP counterproposal to Biden’s infrastructure plan is not a “bipartisan” gesture. It’s a scam to gut programs that care for the elderly and save the planet.
May 21, 2021
Biden’s Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All
The realities of modern communication demand that the government embrace reliable and affordable Internet access as essential infrastructure.
David Elliot Berman
May 14, 2021
Will the GOP Scaremonger Us Out of Child Care and Family Leave?
Biden’s big proposals are popular, even with Republicans. So to oppose them, GOP leaders aren’t looking at the future; they’re looking way back.