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We Lead Developed World in Poverty and Inequality

We Lead Developed World in Poverty and Inequality

November 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm

THE HILL 11/17/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) Late last month, buried beneath the noise of last-minute presidential campaigning, a 2008 report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cited rising inequality and poverty among member states. Press-released in Paris, this newsworthy point […]

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The Call for Change In the White House Is an Understatement

The Call for Change In the White House Is an Understatement

October 28, 2008 at 8:18 pm

ROLL CALL 10/28/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) On Nov. 4, America will celebrate the close of the most unprecedented presidential campaign in history. On several accounts past precedent has been handily usurped. Most notable: This was our nation’s most expensive campaign yet, surpassing $1 billion […]

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A Whole, Different View

A Whole, Different View

September 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm

THE HILL 09/30/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Danny Davis (D-Ill.) In forming the foundation of our country’s defense strategy, George Washington tilted the tenor of this town in a specific direction, noting that, “to be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” […]

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Congress Must Extend Tax Credits for Renewable and Efficient Sources

Congress Must Extend Tax Credits for Renewable and Efficient Sources

September 10, 2008 at 9:37 pm

THE HILL 09/10/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-MD) Governors and state legislators are doing it. Mayors are doing it. Universities are doing it. Businesses and individuals are doing it. The greening of America is occurring for a host of environmental, economic, religious, security and humanitarian […]

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Drill Here, Drill Now? No: Sustainability Lies Elsewhere

Drill Here, Drill Now? No: Sustainability Lies Elsewhere

August 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 08/30/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) To drill or not to drill, that is the question. But is it? Offshore oil reserves, once online — a feat that would come long after the new president’s first term — will garner less than three years […]

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Global Peace Index Ranking Doesn’t Flatter the U.S.

Global Peace Index Ranking Doesn’t Flatter the U.S.

August 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 08/10/08 By Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) In the tradition of politically charged Olympics of the past, the 2008 summer games in Beijing have become an arena to contest some of the world’s most egregious conflicts. From concerns over China’s crackdown on Tibetan rights to the […]

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This Earth Day is Different

This Earth Day is Different

April 22, 2008 at 9:54 pm

THE HILL 04/22/08 By Michael Shank and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) Earth Day, for some, is comparable to a sacred holiday, reminding us to tread carefully on nature’s hallowed ground. For others, Earth Day serves as a starter on the basics of recycling and light-bulb changing. Regardless of the myriad […]

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U.N. Security Council Must Act Preemptively – on Climate Change

U.N. Security Council Must Act Preemptively – on Climate Change

March 24, 2008 at 9:50 pm

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR 03/24/08 By Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) The United Nations tackled the task of troubleshooting climate change last month. Between holding special General Assembly meetings at headquarters in New York, bringing 100 environmental ministers to Monaco in the largest meeting of ministers since Bali, and […]

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Bali Confirmed the Shift: Nation Is On Board Now

Bali Confirmed the Shift: Nation Is On Board Now

February 22, 2008 at 9:57 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH  02/22/08 By Michael Shank and US Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) It’s missing the point to think about the United Nations climate change conference in Bali last December based upon on whether specific targets were agreed upon or not. This point ignores dramatic historical changes in the world concerning […]

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Annapolis Holds Opportunity for Mideast Peace

Annapolis Holds Opportunity for Mideast Peace

November 25, 2007 at 10:01 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 11/25/07 By Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) The time has come for the world’s leaders to face hard truths concerning the Middle East, specifically the conflict between Palestine and Israel. On Tuesday, President George Bush will provide such an opportunity as leaders of the U.S., Israel, […]

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