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May 27, 2015 What Would Ronald Reagan Do About Climate Change?

Source: Forbes

What would Reagan do?” (WWRD?) is a commonplace query on the right, and recently it has been applied to the vexing issue of climate change. It has been pointed out that Reagan embraced the 1987 Montreal Protocol that phased out...

May 22, 2015 If you're ever tempted to say, 'My vote doesn't matter . . .'

Source: Friday Flyer

Does every vote count? Can one vote really make a difference? Can one vote make or break an election?

May 21, 2015 How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine

Source: Bloomberg Business

Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made...

May 8, 2015 Congress should prioritize food safety modernization funding

Source: The Hill

In 2011, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Heralded as “the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years” and supported by industry, consumer...

May 7, 2015 Ohio hides its $11 billion pension debt

Source: Ohio Watchdog

Ohio owes $11 billion in unfunded retirement benefits, but because of the state’s outdated accounting methods reports a debt of just $156 million, according to tax experts who analyze government accounting.

May 1, 2015 Pro&Con: It's time for Americans to embrace freedom of speech over political correctness

South Coast Today - As îUnited Nationsî Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon recently declared: âOnly when journalists are at liberty to monitor, investigate and criticize policies and actions can good governance...

May 1, 2015 How Government Works To Help The Rich And Not You

Source: Huff Post

The issue of big money in politics is receiving increased attention as the country barrels toward a presidential election cycle where all spending records are expected to be smashed. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary...

April 29, 2015 9 things you might want to know about the massive Pacific trade deal - Since the 1990s, the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has overseen tariffs and industry-specific rules on exports and imports, and helped resolve disputes â for example, between the U.S....

April 28, 2015 Robert Rubin tells Sheryl Sandberg that Facebook is the problem

Source: Fortune

President Clinton’s first Treasury Secretary, Rubin, argued to Sandberg that social media was one of the primary causes of political disfunction in the United States today.

April 27, 2015 If HSBC is willing to quit, has the attack on banks gone too far'

Daily Telegraph - HSBC, which only moved to Britain from Hong Kong in 1992, would face a fairly easy choice. The îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî extended an olive branch shortly after HSBC announced its review, and the...

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