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Gary Shapiro

How to Keep the American Dream Alive

Gary Shapiro | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Like our Founding Fathers, we must press on with the ingenuity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that are vital to America's success. More, our leaders must recognize that innovation is critical to our country's global leadership and economic growth.

How the Consumer Electronics Industry Is Thinking Green

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

We all share the responsibility of protecting our planet. Leveraging the power of innovation, the consumer electronics industry is voluntarily leading the way to improve sustainability and increase the energy efficiency of the devices we all rely on.

How the Innovation Economy Will Revitalize the Motor City's Future

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.23.2014 | Detroit
Gary Shapiro

Detroit's bankruptcy blueprint is a sobering reminder that the city still faces some challenging times. But Detroit Week offers a refreshing glimpse into the innovation that's already turning things around for the Motor City.

Make Your Kids' Safety the Top Priority This Super Bowl Sunday

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Gary Shapiro

Avoid tragedy by properly securing your TV, whether it's an old CRT set you've had forever or a brand new HDTV you're just bringing home.

CES 2014 is Biggest Ever, Gary Shapiro Says

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Fueled by a focus on media, new products, and technology of the future, this year's Consumer Electronics Show is the largest ever, says G...

Why Goals Work in Business and in Pleasure

Gary Shapiro | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Gary Shapiro

It's a well-established principle: work comes before play. Those of us who live by this mantra know that an earned pleasure feels better than a guilty...

Remember Your Favorite Small Business This Holiday Season

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.29.2014 | Small Business
Gary Shapiro

The men and women who launch these businesses are examples of entrepreneurship and models of the American dream. Their innovations make our neighborhoods better places to live and strengthen our economy. Remember them and shop local on November 30 -- and throughout the year.

It's Not Too Late to Learn How to Compromise

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The Virginia race exemplifies the state of politics around the country. Facing a tough economy and difficult political issues, our leaders consistently refuse to cooperate with one another. Ordinary citizens are turning on each other over petty disagreements. Meanwhile, our nation's biggest challenges go unresolved.

It's Time for the Political Parties to Stand Down and Re-Open the Government

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The Republicans have to accept that a compromise is better than a crippled nation with a dysfunctional government.

Innovation: The One Thing Health Insurers Must Do to Cut Costs Now

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Gary Shapiro

With hard research that shows requiring co-pays cuts down on vital drug use, why don't insurance companies start selecting certain drugs and exams they will pay 100 percent reimbursement?

Mr. President, Stop the Personal Attacks

Gary Shapiro | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Putting aside the unauthorized comments, like from Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who said, "Anne Romney never worked a day in her life," consider these other malicious attacks.

Committee Will Help Pick Next U.S. Attorney In Chicago

AP | By TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Illinois' two senators will appoint a six-member committee to help find a worthy successor to outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, wh...

Five Political Lies We Must Expose to Save Our Children

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Our nation is heading off a financial cliff, and both major political parties are in deceptive denial. It's time we as Americans put on our adult pants and started confronting the truth.

Gray Lady Bigotry -- The Acceptable Exception

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

In her March 18 column, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a scathing and nasty indictment of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney based on his...

Seven Things Americans Want This Election Year

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Americans hunger for leaders who will attack our major problems head-on with candor and urgency. We can reverse course and address our big issues if we demand that our candidates speak honestly and answer the tough questions.

Is This What Women In Tech Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 01.13.2012 | Women

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, better known as CES, is the world's largest consumer technology trade show and an important network...

Can the Supercommittee Slay the Deficit Dragon?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

On twelve Members of Congress sits the dragon of our deficit. But the Supercommittee tasked with deciding how to slay this dragon before it consumes u...

Listen to the Job Creators: Oppose PIPA and SOPA

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Two bills moving through Congress seek to protect copyright owners from the threat of digital piracy. But rather than take on actual criminals, this proposed legislation greatly expands the reach of the government.

Three Things Obama Can Do to Win Re-Election

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

For the coming campaign, he should switch out Vice President Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

New York Times Must Come Clean on Faulty Issa Story

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The New York Times front page featured a menacing headline, "A Businessman in Congress Helps His District and Himself." However, key facts in the story are inaccurate and the headline crumbles without these facts.

To Cut the Debt, Time to End Drug Companies' Blank Check

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

U.S. drug companies often create miracle drugs and they deserve to be rewarded, but we must not let drug companies' financial needs overtake common sense.

Enough Already!

Gary Shapiro | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Enough already! Americans want our political leaders to stop fighting and cut a debt limit deal. While Americans are concerned about jobs, our leaders...

My 5 Reasons for Pushing an Innovation Agenda

Gary Shapiro | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Every day I am asked why I am so passionate that innovation must be our national strategy. Through my writings, media interviews and my recent book,...

AFL-CIO's Shameless Deceptions

Gary Shapiro | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

The battle over free trade has taken a crass -- and dishonest -- turn thanks to an ad campaign run by the AFL-CIO which suggests a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia is "about murder" of Colombian labor organizers.

Tech Industry's "BHAG" Recycling Effort

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

The new eCycling Leadership Initiative challenges technology companies to recycle one billion pounds annually by 2016