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Invite Them and They Will Come

John Latta - Aug 07, 2013

Invite Them and They Will Come

Let me hang a little dirty laundry out on the line. People make assumptions about the news business. Sometimes people think that the news media is biased or is bought and paid for. And in some cases it is. But that’s not ...

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Munich in Winter

Better Roads Staff - Mar 06, 2013

Munich in Winter

Before next month’s huge bauma construction equipment trade show in Munich, Germany, the world’s largest this year, was January’s two-day pre-bauma media dialogue. It was wet, cold, snowy, windy and a blast. I have my favorite indoor and warm places there. ...

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Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2012

Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Actually America, Our Road Funding Could Be Worse   By Kirk Landers   A lifetime of eager anticipation is swallowed in the sudden realization that his world is a lesser place after his victory, that his role model has fallen and he must now ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Lattatudes

Bust Up Their Floating Crap Game Let’s be ruthless about this. By John Latta Politicians and wannabe politicians are at their most vulnerable during election season. Let’s take advantage of that. Polls and the goings on in Washington with the reauthorization of a ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Lattatudes

Wrestling with PPPs By John Latta Britain’s premier war hero, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar, lost an eye in battle early in his career. Years later, he put a telescope to his blind eye, mid-battle, and reported ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Going up? Fuel tax hike opponents now have fewer places  to hide. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The pressure on Congress to raise fuel taxes has just been increased. A preliminary report by the co-chairs of the President’s deficit commission, ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2010

RoadWorks

LaHood Backs Water Highways as Alternative to New Road Capacity By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The Obama Administration, ambivalent about increased highway capacity, is forging ahead with its support for water route alternatives as a way to ease ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

Lattatudes

The Curious Case of the Missing Rabbit Consider the situation of the magician who moves smoothly into the rabbit-out-of-a-top-hat trick. His preparation is designed to convey the impression of a skilled professional negotiating a tense preamble that must be done just ...

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