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The Audacity of Air Strikes and Secret Deals: Just Making Isis Grow Stronger?

The Audacity of Air Strikes and Secret Deals: Just Making Isis Grow Stronger?

September 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

THE GUARDIAN 09/23/14 By Michael Shank and Rep Raul Grijalva Members of Congress – and the public – who care about a sustainable peace in the Middle East, the wise use of American tax dollars and the balance of power between our branches of government must not stand by as […]

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Stop Treating America Like a War Zone

Stop Treating America Like a War Zone

August 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/22/14 By Michael Shank and US Rep Hank Johnson America is finally waking up to the militarization of its police forces. This is a good thing and heralds a tipping point in the changing face of policing in the United States. America must realize that […]

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America’s Water Supply Is Going Down the Drain

America’s Water Supply Is Going Down the Drain

July 2, 2014 at 10:23 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/02/14 By Michael Shank and U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright Last month’s news that Americans will need to pay more for water comes at an interesting time, just as summer season commences and community pools populate. A survey last month of 368 water utility companies in […]

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Embracing Healthier Communities Through Clean Energy

Embracing Healthier Communities Through Clean Energy

June 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm

ROLL CALL 06/10/14 By Michael Shank and Rep. Lloyd Doggett When it comes to choosing the right energy to power America’s communities and economies, it’s safe to say that most Americans, if given the option, would choose an energy source much like they might choose a neighborhood in which to […]

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Why Congress Should Care About the Beepocalypse

Why Congress Should Care About the Beepocalypse

April 8, 2014 at 3:42 am

ROLL CALL 04/08/14 By Michael Shank and U.S. Congressman John Conyers This year, food security is set to suffer another big setback, and the culprit could not be cuter: honeybees. Last winter, America’s beekeeping industry lost nearly half of all its bee colonies. And the numbers keep falling. Last summer, […]

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Ukraine Crisis Underscores Need for Renewables Push

Ukraine Crisis Underscores Need for Renewables Push

April 8, 2014 at 3:26 am

CNN 04/07/14 By Michael Shank and Former Congressman Russ Carnahan Editor’s note: Russ Carnahan was a U.S. Representative from Missouri and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is now a partner at Carnahan Global Consulting, a consultancy that also advises firms in the energy sector. Michael Shank […]

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A Budget for Working America

A Budget for Working America

April 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm

THE HILL 04/04/14 By Michael Shank and  Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) To hear corporate America tell it, our economic recovery is going great. The top 1 percent of earners saw their incomes grow by 31.4 percent from 2009-2012. Oil companies are seeing record profits. Unfortunately, that’s not the recovery — […]

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How to Save the American Dream

How to Save the American Dream

March 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

CNN 03/14/14 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Alan Lowenthal Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif) serves on the House Foreign Affairs and Natural Resources Committees.  Michael Shank is associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and a senior fellow at the JustJobs Network. […]

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Small Town America Shouldn’t Resemble War Zone

Small Town America Shouldn’t Resemble War Zone

March 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm

USA TODAY 03/10/14 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) Why do police departments need military vehicles and weapons? Something potentially sinister is happening across America, and we should stop and take notice before it changes the character of our country forever. County, city and small-town police departments […]

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Congress vs. the Super Pollutants

Congress vs. the Super Pollutants

December 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 12/11/13 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Scott Peters Despite clear warnings of a new climate normal, we still have not made significant progress in Congress to address the root causes. Global climate change has resulted in devastating consequences, but Congress and the president remain […]

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