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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. 
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Dems turn desperate in 2020 presidential race

Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick's presidential runs clearly signal Democratic establishment desperation with its 2020 field. What is unclear is whether their runs are the cause or the effect of establishment desperation. Simply, the Democrats' contest is spiraling out of control and toward November 2020 defeat.

FILE - In this May 2, 1984 file photo, Pope John Paul II strike a pensive pose as he and President Ronald Reagan sit for photographers prior to having a private meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska at the airport.    After the meeting Reagan left for Washington and the pope for South Korea. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart)

Ronald Reagan, the pope and 'The Divine Plan'

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This day in history in 1975, Ronald Reagan announced his run for the Republican Party's nomination for president. He lost. He didn't quit. And as history recounts, his pairing with Pope John Paul II, along with deep faith in God and belief in mission, led to the ultimate tear-down of Cold War communism.

Constructive collaboration: Improving infrastructure at our National Parks

Investing in American infrastructure is one of President Trump's top priorities, and his commitment is clear: to "build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land." What's more, he has promised that "we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit." It goes without saying that this should command broad, bipartisan support.

America's waterways: Critical to our nation's economy and security

One year ago last month, the U.S. Coast Guard published its Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which describes its long-term vision for enabling maritime commerce and securing the maritime environment. In his introduction to this comprehensive plan, Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant, observes: "Our waterways, a wealth of natural resources and marine transportation networks, remain critical to our prosperity, our security, and our identity as a Nation."

ROUTES Initiative to boost rural transportation infrastructure

By land, water and air, transportation infrastructure binds together the United States of America. Every day, Americans take over a billion trips — usually on the nation's 4 million miles of roads. Rivers, streams and other obstacles are traversed via America's 616,096 highway bridges.

Communities need alternatives to driving

Investing in infrastructure has been a priority for Democrats, Republicans and Independents. We all agree we need to get it done sooner rather than later when the need will be more urgent and the remedies more expensive.

Congress must keep rural America in mind when debating infrastructure

It is exciting and encouraging that in the coming months, Congress may take up the important priority of infrastructure. As part of this debate, there are many complex and evolving challenges related to our national aviation network and our transportation system as a whole — Ubers of the sky, drones and, of course, broader issues related to ports, highways, rail and many others. In the midst of all of these important priorities, we encourage leaders to keep in mind the needs of rural America and the thousands of businesses, farms, industries and communities throughout our country that depend on general aviation and airports of all sizes.

Critical mining, electrical infrastructure needed to meet growing energy demand

As America looks to powering our future, there is no question our nation will need to build more electricity generation and transmission. To meet this demand, we will need more critical minerals and open new land access for the minerals and transmission capacity. This reality presents us with many challenges — but even more opportunities to thrive in the future.

Closing the digital divide

The idea of "unplugging" for a country getaway has a certain appeal. It is an escape, an opportunity to feel a little smug about selecting a destination that informs guests they shouldn't expect WiFi — free, or otherwise.

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