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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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Donald Trump’s Childcare Plan Would Benefit Few Parents

Lost in the loud buzz over Donald Trump’s ongoing comments was the inclusion of childcare within the Trump economic plan.
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ExxonMobil Pays Lip Service to a Carbon Tax

Despite public statements, a review of ExxonMobil’s campaign contributions -- especially during this election cycle -- indicates the company is funding climate deniers.
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This Action Plan is Changing the Future of Offshore Wind, and More People Need to Know

New ocean policies may open up investment opportunities in offshore wind energy. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan spells out how the federal…
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Why the White House is Counting on Energy Storage

Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of energy storage in light of the recent White House commitment on…
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The U.K.’s Refugee Integration Curse

A social-impact startup is out to solve the U.K.'s refugee integration problem with tea.