Politics

New York: Do the right thing; Adopt an open primary system

After the fallout of the New York presidential primary last week, and the ensuing insanity -- revelations of purged voter records, protests at New York City Hall, a lawsuit calling for an emergency open primary and an investigation of the New...

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GOP faces existential threat

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

The Republican Party faces a nightmare.  Two presidential candidates remain with a chance of being nominated on the first or second ballot, New York billionaire Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  Cruz has no chance on the first,...

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Why I'm angry

One of the things we have learned in the current Presidential campaign is that there are a lot of angry people out there. As it turns out, most of them are white and male, and a lot of them are old. In other words, they’re me. So, I confess. I’m...

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The Grand Canyon is under siege

Ha ŧay g’am, Wi:Nyi Gacha, Ongtupqa, Tsékooh Hatsoh, Chimik'yana'kya deya'a. (“Grand Canyon” in Havasupai, Hualapai, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni languages.)
 
You may not recognize these words, though you know the place they describe. The...

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Energy should be on fixing the FAA, not corporate welfare

Congress has a chance this year to pass meaningful and conservative reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  These reforms will bring an end to the FAA’s decades-long failed attempts to modernize our Nation’s air traffic...

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GRAMMYs on the Hill: We’re not gonna take it anymore

The campaign for #SupportMusic gathers momentum as more music professionals come to Washington to directly engage in talks for music law reform. The drumbeat behind this message is growing more insistent. Depressed royalty rates for music...

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A ‘design-thinking' approach to governing the future

With the U.S. Presidential Election around the corner, never before has digital exerted such a strong influence on each and every vote. Politicians are communicating with voters around the clock via social media, creating an immediacy and...

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