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The three bridges over the Firth of Forth (from left to right); the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing.
The three bridges over the Firth of Forth (from left to right); the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing.
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When the Forth Road Bridge began to deteriorate and was threatened with closure, it was vital to keep the Edinburgh-Fife trunk road open for the tens…
June 11, 2020
If you talk shop you better restock the shelves. That is, if you still want a job. During his campaign run of 2008, Barack Obama became the first…
August 14, 2009
Blood runs through rebar. It is common knowledge to a terrorist. For years Osama bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, has pointed a sword at the economic…
March 16, 2009
Doug Gannaway does not see a snake in Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. He sees a lizard. Back when he lived in California, the…
September 09, 2008
One is too old—the other is too thin. The junior senator lacks experience—the senior senator doesn’t have charisma. Contrasting images of the nation’…
September 09, 2008
Tsunamis begin with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, even nuclear explosions. At first, the waves are nearly undetectable. A thousand or more miles…
March 12, 2008
The people’s choice should have a day in The People’s Court. Elected officials are often put on the hot seat, but heading into an election year the…
December 06, 2007
On Aug. 1, 2007, a few moments past 6 p.m., a nondescript bridge carrying eight lanes of the U.S. Interstate System over the Mississippi River became…
November 16, 2007
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