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The jobs we need, courtesy of the global economy

At a time when there is renewed public interest in whether or how much the United States should engage with the global economy, it’s worth noting an element outside of the current dialogue on the trade of goods across borders....

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Implement the Clean Power Plan

Sometimes big problems require big solutions.  One of the biggest problems this country has long faced is air pollution, which has had a devastating effect on the health of people and our planet....

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Terror’s exclusive club

A well-intended effort to help victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks threatens to dilute the power of one of our most effective national security tools in the fight against global terrorism—the...

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Extinctions loom without a national conservation vision

In an isolated portion of the Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington, at most 20 woodland caribou roam the alpine habitat, the last vestige of large herds that once ranged across boreal forests from Maine to Washington...
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The Yulin Dog Meat Festival: an abomination worth our attention

On Sept. 14, hundreds of people travelled from across the country to attend a briefing that I hosted on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. At the briefing, Marc Ching, the Founder of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, played 60 seconds of footage...

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Can we afford to ignore climate change?

In recent years, fossil-fuel interests have spent millions to convince us we can’t afford to stop global warming. They say remaking our energy infrastructure would hurt the economy and make electricity too expensive. But the truth is the opposite...

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