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Tanning Salon Owners: Obamacare Killed the Tanning Bed

Tanning salon owners say Obamacare is killing their industry. Tanning bed visits are down as 10,000 of 18,000 tanning salons nationwide have closed.…

As the Election Heats Up, Voters Could Propel Carbon Taxes

All eyes are on the presidential election. But it’s important to remember that, come November, Americans will be voting for far more than…

Donald Trump’s Hidden Agenda: White Nationalist Media Mogul?

Pundits are still trying to figure out what motivated Donald Trump to run for president.

U.N. Finally Acknowledges Its Role In Haiti Cholera Epidemic

After it was struck with a deadly earthquake in 2010, Haiti endured yet another tragedy: its first cholera outbreak. The U.N. initially denied…
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Univision’s Jorge Ramos Takes A Whack At ‘Silent’ Trump Supporters

Influential journalist and Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos penned an op-ed aimed at Peter Thiel and other high-profile Trump supporters.
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Donald Trump, Melania, Peter Thiel Bond Over Media Bashing

Peter Thiel and Donald Trump have both made their distaste for the media known and now a lawyer they both employ is scattershotting…

Agreement Strengthens EPA’s Ability to Protect Clean Water

In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter…
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The Issue with the DOJ’s Private Prison Decision

Politicians are making a big deal about a decision by the Department of Justice to end its use of private prisons. But what…
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Peter Thiel and Cliven Bundy Demonstrate the Hazards of Overreach

Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy have nothing in common, except Libertarian philosophy and a disregard for democracy.

3p Weekend: These Stakeholders Support a Carbon Tax — And You Should, Too

While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they…
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New Univision Op-Ed Nails Donald Trump, Dings Peter Thiel

A new op-ed published by Univision hits Donald Trump on immigration, and the same could apply to Trump supporters like Silicon Valley's Peter…

Does Digital Currency Pose a Threat to the Banking System?

A bloc of Australian banks is petitioning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to make Apple give them the secret to Apple…
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Peter Thiel Exposes His Own Media Bias, Twisted World View

Silicon Valley A-lister and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel tries to redeem his bad reputation in a New York Times op-ed, but he…
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Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

The energy sector of our global economy has long been due for an overhaul. We need cleaner sources, an upgraded grid and new…
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Half A Billion Solar Panels By 2021: U.S. Army Makes It Look Easy

The U.S. Army is plunging forward with solar projects that make Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar power goal look like a done deal.