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Sputnik Moment

Sputnik II: Relearn the Love of Learning -- Now

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carla Seaquist

Not so long ago -- in that 1959-'69 span of the U.S.-Soviet space race -- the love of learning held sway.

Obama's New Theme: A Sputnik Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Obama may indeed be right about America being in serious danger of falling behind on a worldwide scale, this Sputnik moment simply doesn't have a Sputnik. There is no one overarching threat.

Chu: Will America Miss Its "Sputnik Moment" on Energy?

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

America is at a "Sputnik moment," Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said today. The government's next moves will determine whether the country leads the clean-tech race -- or loses it to China.