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Climate Change: America’s Stance Before the Paris Summit

Climate Change: America’s Stance Before the Paris Summit

February 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

FRENCH CONSULATE 02/18/15 The United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris next December will be a decisive step in our global fight against climate change because it aims at striking a global climate agreement enabling us to limit global warming to below 2°C. Building on the work […]

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9/11 Forever (and Ever)

9/11 Forever (and Ever)

January 21, 2015 at 10:39 am

NATIONAL INTEREST 01/21/15 By Daniel L. Davis The Stanford and NYU Law Schools jointly conducted a probe of the effectiveness of American drone strikes.  In the 2012 executive summary of Living Under Drones, the authors state that after “nine months of intensive research—including two investigations in Pakistan, more than 130 […]

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The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

January 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

FORBES 01/18/15 By Tom Zeller Among the GOP’s liberal and moderate wings, roughly two-thirds were convinced that global warming is real — a fact that has even Republican pollsters arguing that the GOP risks its future by continuing to deny basic climate science on Capitol Hill. Indeed, as Michael Shank […]

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Is the Time Right for a Gas-Tax Hike?

Is the Time Right for a Gas-Tax Hike?

January 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 01/07/15 By Clare Foran (@ckmarie), Jason Plautz (@jason_plautz) and Ben Geman (@ben_geman) WHAT INSIDERS ARE SAYING IS THE TIME RIGHT FOR A GAS-TAX HIKE? As gas prices continue to fall, policy wonks are eyeing a potential increase in the federal gas tax. But will there be a political […]

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What Did Lima Achieve?

What Did Lima Achieve?

December 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 12/16/14 By Clare Foran WHAT INSIDERS ARE SAYING WHAT DID LIMA ACHIEVE? The United Nations climate talks in Lima may have produced a rough road map for countries to outline carbon cuts, but leave several questions up in the air heading into the make-or-break negotiations in Paris. Were […]

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Yemeni Al-Qaeda Branch Threatens U.S. Hostage

Yemeni Al-Qaeda Branch Threatens U.S. Hostage

December 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

CFR 12/04/14 Top of the Agenda Yemeni Al-Qaeda Branch Threatens U.S. Hostage Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on Thursday threatening to kill (AP) Luke Somers, a photojournalist kidnapped more than a year ago in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. AQAP claimed responsibility (WSJ) on Wednesday for a […]

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Can Shale Withstand a Drop in Oil Prices?

Can Shale Withstand a Drop in Oil Prices?

December 2, 2014 at 8:23 am

NATIONAL JOURNAL 12/01/14 By Clare Foran WHAT INSIDERS ARE SAYING How far will prices have to drop for U.S. production to be significantly curtailed? Which drilling operations will start to feel the sting first? And how are companies with major investments in shale likely to respond? Does Washington have any […]

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Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

November 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm

NPR 11/25/14 By Laura Sullivan For weeks, Ferguson police and local leaders met with community groups and activists to work out a plan for the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. But any results of that […]

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The Apps for Ethical Shopping

The Apps for Ethical Shopping

November 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

OZY 11/22/14 By Laura Secorun “Buying partisan is a dangerous game that will divide America further,” says Michael Shank, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington D.C., who thinks gerrymandered districts and partisan cable news are doing enough harm. “We don’t need another […]

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Politically Wired Nonprofit Hooks Up U.S. Industry With Countries Seeking LNG

Politically Wired Nonprofit Hooks Up U.S. Industry With Countries Seeking LNG

November 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

E&E 11/13/14 By Nick Juliano The ongoing domestic energy boom is fueling an alliance between representatives of U.S. companies that produce natural gas and foreign governments that want to purchase it, documents and interviews show. Intensified interest from foreign governments toward U.S. energy policy is one of the many outcomes […]

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