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Winning the Climate Change Challenge

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So if the U.S. is lagging behind countries like Australia and Germany, why should anyone be optimistic about solving the climate crisis with tools that make economic sense?

Photographer Jamey Stillings: Seeing the Big (Solar) Picture

Robin Madel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Robin Madel

"I always want people to put issues like this in context. In talking about something like avian mortality, we must ask -- how many birds are killed every year because of office buildings and residential houses in the U.S. compared to how many are killed by energy projects?"

Obama State of the Union Speech will be Predictable for the Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) is predicting that President Obama will rely on the same tired rhetoric regarding economic stimulus, while continuing to ignore the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

FDIC Forum Ignores #1 Challenge for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.

WATCH Olbermann: GOP Tax Logic Labels HUGE Companies As 'Small Businesses'

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The "small" businesses that Republican lawmakers say will suffer if the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire are not so small after all, MSNBC's "...

Department of Energy Loses Legal Battle to American Small Business League

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has lost a legal battle with the American Small Business League (ASBL) over subcontracting reports for contracts a...

New In-depth Report Challenges Obama Small Business Track Record

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has concluded an examination and report on President Barack Obama's track record for small businesses, and u...

Media Coverage of State of the Union Address Will Ignore Obama's Empty Promises to Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama's State of the Union address this evening will be dissected by thousands of journalists across the nation. Panels of journalists and p...

Obama State of the Union Address Will be More Rhetoric and No Substance for The Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I can already hear the empty pandering to the middle class in President Obama's State of the Union speech. He will be reading one of the most well wri...

Bechtel Denies Landing Government Small Business Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On December 17, 2009, the American Small Business League (ASBL) issued a press release reporting that Bechtel Corporation had received a $128 million ...

There is No "Z" in Blackwater

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Mercenaries are a fact of life, as is marketing. Changing your name does not change what you have done, but changing the Commander In Chief can lead to new restrictions.

Terry McAuliffe Running for VA-Gov, Dodging Questions About Energy

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Terry McAuliffe filed papers in Virginia today. He called a few Virginia bloggers to talk about his potential candidacy.

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Auditors go easy on contractors

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Instead of seeing red, Pentagon audit managers saw business as usual after being told that a major military contractor failed to op...

America's Foreign Policy Diagnosed with ADHD (ADD)

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

I know three things about ADHD (ADD) for certain. First, Michael Phelps has it; his mom has been good enough to use her media platform in places like ...

The Loss of Democracy: The Deeper Meaning of McClellan's Revelations of Imperial Deceit & Media Submissiveness

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The result of the White House spin, and the complicity of the press corp. in it, has been the deaths of more than 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

The Repubs' War on One Particular Scientist

Michelle Pilecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Pilecki

So you'd think the US would want to hold onto good nuclear physicists, right? Especially American citizens who have been active in the community as well as excellent scientists?

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson's Resignation -- A Window Into Bush Administration's Corruption, Indifference, and Incompetence

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

The involuntary resignation of HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson this week provides an opportunity to underscore and distinguish the three major failings of the Bush administration.