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U.S. needs to take the lead in climate change

Election seasons are, by their very nature, polarizing – you have to choose one side of another. As we all certainly know, this one is no exception.

That is why we were pleased to see an important bit of bridge-building taking place amid...

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A way out of Flint’s water quality crisis

Americans have reacted in horror and disbelief over reports that Flint, Michigan’s drinking water system is dangerously contaminated by lead, a potent neurotoxin. In their April 25 article, in The Hill, Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan...

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: A Dawn of a Regional War?

Much attention has been showered on the intensifying of violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region of western Azerbaijan. Several dozen of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the fighting, which was...

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The innovation economy: America’s path forward

The American people and our economy have come a long way from the recession President Obama inherited seven years ago. We went from hemorrhaging 700,000 jobs a month, to an unprecedented 73 consecutive months of private sector job growth. ...

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Confronting climate change is our moral obligation

We are bishops from the global South and North, united by faith and humanity. As pastors, we seek to comfort the young and the old, the healthy and the infirm.

We try to ensure that the powerless are heard and the powerful are engaged. In...

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Labor and management develop some chemistry

Sparks are flying between the chemical industry and organized construction labor -- two groups which, by working together, could have a major impact on economic growth and job creation in our country.
 
The good news is that these...

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Keeping American employed and protected

Whether you are a member of the marine industry or not, you have probably heard the phrase "Jones Act" before.  What you may not know, or truly understand, is how critical this program is to U.S. national security.  While many critics...

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