New York City's fatal pipeline blast focuses new attention on the aging pipeline infrastructure, some of it more than a century old. With the natural gas industry needing at least 29,000 more miles of pipeline to meet new demand, can the system expand and become safer at the same time?
The explosion of a Harlem building last week because of a natural gas leak points to where the US natural gas delivery system is most vulnerable and why.
Whatever happens to neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, the dialogue on race must go on. Media perpetually associate criminality with black males. Legislators criminalize black dress. And the criminal justice system disproportionately penalizes black men and boys.
Government-funded STRIVE program in 19 US cities helps dropouts, ex-offenders and other unemployed find jobs. A big push in the program: changing attitudes of the jobless.