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Go West, Bill de Blasio: Land of Inequality-Busting

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

But de Blasio needs more ammunition. The incoming mayor should cast his eyes beyond the Hudson. While he boasted about a recent trip to Cincinnati, to check out their own civic experiment -- a gaggle of model community schools -- he made no mention of Tulsa, capital of early childhood innovation.

Charter Preschool: Coming Our Way

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Two weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced that Educare would be coming to Brooklyn next fall.

U.S. Poised To Hand Over Millions To Another Solar Panel Start-Up

Reuters | Nichola Groom | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A tiny solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step to...

Sorry, Taxpayers, Solyndra's Not Paying Back Most Of Its Government Loan

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Solyndra's not going to pay back the better part of its loans, which is bad news for its investors -- better known as U.S. taxpayers. Solyndra, the...

Energy Dept. offered to put private investors ahead of taxpayers if Solyndra went bankrupt

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ronnie Greene, iWatch NewsAs solar panel maker Solyndra sunk deeper into debt last year, a top Department of Energy official pulled the company's...

Emails Show Obama Donor Discussed Solyndra Loan With White House

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A major donor to President Barack Obama discussed with White House officials a solar energy company that received a half-billion do...

Barack Obama's Other Billionaire: How George Kaiser Turned Oklahoma Into His Personal Tax Haven

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

It's unlikely that President Barack Obama will be naming any tax proposals after George B. Kaiser. An investment by the Tulsa billionaire's family foundation in Solyndra has raised speculation that the administration acted in part to aid a financial supporter.

Solyndra Investor Had Three White House Meetings on Energy Policy

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

This post was written by Bill Allison, editorial director of the Sunlight Foundation. George B. Kaiser, the Obama campaign bundler and Tulsa oilman w...