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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
Source: MIT Technology Review
China, the world’s largest communist country and its biggest climate polluter, has turned to a decidedly free-market approach to combating carbon emissions.
The state is now a member of the exclusive “50x30” club that includes New York, Hawaii, California, and Vermont as the only states requiring 50% renewable energy by 2030 (Colorado and Iowa may reach that mark through voluntary...
June 19, 2018 Apple hit with $9M fine in Australia for ‘misleading’ customers about ‘Error 53’ bug Chance MillerSource: 9 to 5 Mac
Apple has been hit with a $9 million by the Federal Court in Australia over the the infamous Error 53 bug that affected numerous users last year. Today’s decision 117 Comments Australian Competition and Consumer Commission levied...
Research & Insights
Conflict and civilisational threats likely unless action is taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs
A new poll has called into question the SPD's ability to govern alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Nevertheless, SPD voters see a grand coalition deal as the best way forward for their party.
February 2, 2018 Oklahoma Quakes Tied to How Deep Wastewater Is InjectedSource: US News
WASHINGTON — A new study finds that a major trigger of man-made earthquakes rattling Oklahoma is how deep — not just how much — fracking wastewater is injected into the ground.
Commentary & Opinion
February 27, 2018 America’s moral obligation to the environmentSource: The Hill
President Barack Obama revealed the Clean Power Plan to the world in 2015. Obama referred to the proposal as “a moral obligation” and rightfully labeled it "the single most important step that America has ever made in the fight...
February 20, 2018 Enjoy Your Bonus—I GuessSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
If you’re lucky enough to have received them, that three percent raise and $1,000 bonus your company just laid on you, well….…Don’t go spending it foolishly or in one place!
February 9, 2018 Stocks Plunge as Market Enters ‘Correction’ TerritorySource: NY Times
After watching stocks march higher for nearly nine years, investors are suddenly confronting a new reality: The long, smooth ride is over. And it doesn’t feel good.
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