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Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

July 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 07/13/13 By Michael Shank Rarely does one turn to Congress for innovation. That is certainly the case with energy efficiency. Congress may be a go-to on oversight and accountability but not innovation. The Pentagon, in contrast, while not a leader in oversight and accountability (with no audit planned […]

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5 Reasons Why Obama’s Climate Change Moment Mustn’t Be Missed

5 Reasons Why Obama’s Climate Change Moment Mustn’t Be Missed

June 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 06/24/13 By Michael Shank President Barack Obama must go big on climate change this Tuesday primarily because there will hardly be a better political moment available to him. If President Obama uses his speech to go soft — with meager caps on carbon emissions, weak investments in renewable […]

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Barack Obama’s Africa Trip Misses Military Mission Creep on Continent

Barack Obama’s Africa Trip Misses Military Mission Creep on Continent

June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

HUFFINGTON POST 06/22/13 By Michael Shank and Cassidy Regan This week, as President Barack Obama travels to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, he will miss much of America’s mission creep into the African continent. Not merely in the more obvious military interventions into Libya, Mali or Somalia, or military bases […]

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Iran’s Election Win Warrants US Sanctions Rethink

Iran’s Election Win Warrants US Sanctions Rethink

June 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

HUFFINGTON POST 06/17/13 By Michael Shank and Kate Gould Iran’s presidential elections offered a rare opportunity for the world’s media spotlight to shift from focusing on Iranian officials, donning white lab coats flanked by metallic centrifuges, to the Iranian people. Tens of millions of Iranians headed to the polls to […]

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What Trans-Pacific and U.S.-EU Trade Partnerships Must Tackle: Jobs

What Trans-Pacific and U.S.-EU Trade Partnerships Must Tackle: Jobs

June 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

HUFFINGTON POST 06/13/13 By Michael Shank and Sabina Dewan A high-level panel appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon released its recommendations last month for a global development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and when approximately one billion people will still […]

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‘Just Jobs Index’ Launches: What the IMF, World Bank and G20 Won’t Discuss

‘Just Jobs Index’ Launches: What the IMF, World Bank and G20 Won’t Discuss

April 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

HUFFINGTON POST 04/21/13 By Michael Shank While the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G20 meets in Washington DC this weekend to discuss economic growth, a completely different, and much more diverse, group of stakeholders met in Delhi, India, to discuss a model that turns the IMF, World […]

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DC’s Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

DC’s Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

March 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

HUFFINGTON POST 03/13/13 By Michael Shank The District of Columbia’s poverty problem received much-needed attention recently with reporting on how D.C. General has become a home for hundreds of homeless parents and children. The over-crowded and abandoned hospital-turned-homeless shelter has become a testament to D.C. benevolence, ushering in an outpouring […]

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