Staff / TruthdigJun 11, 2007
A group of US troops were posted at a checkpoint on a bridge near Baghdad Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb from below, killing three American soldiers and wounding six others The BBC reports that this latest attack brings the death toll of U troops to at least 28 already this month. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 18, 2006
Remember that $223-million bridge to Gravina, Alaska (pop. 50)? It's in the current federal highway bill. Just a friendly reminder of the priorities of Alaska GOP Rep. Donald Young. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 19, 2006
U.S. roads and bridges paid for by American taxpayers are being sold to companies abroad. Selling roads and bridges to private companies provides states with extra cash in the short term, but as Indiana's House Democratic leader has argued, these deals are shortsighted taxpayer rip-offs that funnel long-term profits to foreign coffers. (h/t AmericaBlog) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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