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Entries by Steven Cohen from 04/2011

A Plea for Presidential Leadership on Sustainable Energy

| Posted 04.04.2011 | Green

When President Obama ran for President, it seemed to me that he really understood the need to transition our economy from fossil fuels to renewable en...

Time for the President to Demonstrate the Courage of His Convictions

| Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

This is a pivotal moment in the Obama presidency. He has capitulated on tax policy, closing Guantanamo, and a number of other key issues. He needs to make a stand on the core issues being attacked by the Tea Party in this budget process.

Cutting Spending Is Not the Only Way To Cut the Deficit

| Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

The deficit is a major problem for America. But there are two parts to the problem. One part is waste in government. The second is insufficient revenue. We are under-taxed, especially our corporations and our rich.

The Tea Party Attack on Environmental Protection Will Fail

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Politics

While many of the Tea Party inspired budget cuts are targeted toward poor and elderly people, a second front in the Republican war on common sense is ...

While Congress Stalls, New York City Pushes Sustainability

| Posted 04.25.2011 | Green

PlaNYC has reframed the debate about New York's future. It has integrated discussions of economic growth with discussions of environmental protection and enhancement.