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Drawing the Right Lessons From Fukushima

Posted January 26, 2012 | 01/26/12 04:34 PM ET

As we approach the March 11th anniversary of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, one focus in this country has been the impact of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and its implications for nuclear energy facilities in the United States. Watching the coverage of the tsunami's...

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Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks Attack on Progressive Values

Posted January 6, 2011 | 01/06/11 01:30 PM ET

As Professor Geoffrey Stone made clear on this site and in the New York Times this week, Congress must be careful not to criminalize conduct that is constitutionally protected and vital to our democratic system, like rooting out and exposing government misconduct. For example, the two Times reporters...

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For Energy Reform Advocates, Lessons From Health Care

Posted August 2, 2010 | 08/02/10 01:21 PM ET

With the United States struggling to recover from a job-killing recession, a Democratic president asks a Democratic Congress to pass sweeping reform of a major sector of the economy. "We can no longer afford to continue to ignore what is wrong," he explains. "We must fix this system, and it...

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Obama's Aces Over

Posted January 5, 2010 | 01/05/10 12:53 PM ET

In Washington, the conventional wisdom says that President Obama has spent his last nickel of political capital. His quick and substantial action to steady the financial markets, stimulate the economy, reset the war in Afghanistan, and, most of all, to reform health care, have all been bold and, to varying...

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