The RFS goals for reduced oil imports, lower greenhouse gas emissions, etc. have been met ten years ahead of schedule, but not because of the standards. No, the credit goes to new drilling technologies, increased use of natural gas, and reduced consumption of gasoline.
This year, one self-proclaimed “watchdog” called the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has launched attacks on a select group of nonprofits it deems unworthy of your trust. Unfortunately, CMD has failed to disclose its own biases and serious failings when it comes to transparency and honesty.
Across fields of activity, it is widely understood that arbiters and finders of fact must be independent of the parties they are evaluating.
A strong, moral nation accepts responsibility for its mistakes and then takes action to address them moving forward. Strong, moral leaders hold their nations accountable for undergoing such a process, both because they know it is right, and they trust it will move us to a better place.
Netanyahu at heart isn’t interested in the two-state solution and knows he has Washington’s Republicans – and many Democrats – on his side. Right-wing Republicans will choose Israel’s conservative prime minister over their own president and an astonishing number of Democrats will, too.
A major reason for the still-stalled seasonal economy is the lack of consumer spending, including persistent unemployment but also a lack of access to consumer credit.
While battles rage over Obamacare, Washington barely noticed the anniversary for another government health care program. December 8 marked ten years since passage of the Medicare Part D drug program for seniors.
Reagan should not be touted as a totem for Tea-partiers, who share nothing of his serious intellectual integrity, his work ethic, or his willingness to compromise with even the most serious of opponents -- from Mikhail Gorbachev to Tip O’Neill.
If we are to better educate all Americans, and not just 18 – 22 year old students from upper and middle-class families, the private sector must play a role to keep education accessible and affordable to the millions of non-traditional students.
America’s foreign policy heavyweights from both Republican and Democratic administrations are lining up in support of the current diplomatic path forward. It’s a consensus that should be heeded.