By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A major Los Angeles freeway construction shutdown and breathless warnings of "Carmageddon" gridlock were in the rearview mirror Monday morning for motorists heading into the four-hour commuter rush.
The mayor of Los Angeles said Sunday that a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405, one of the nation's busiest freeways, would reopen beginning about 11:30 a.m. PDT because bridge work on the roadway was completed 16 hours ahead of schedule.