government policy

Theadore Roosevelt National Park

Remember Teddy Roosevelt: Conservation Shouldn’t Be Partisan

“I’m so tired of party labels,” said Jim Brainard, Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana. "[Conservation] should be a non-partisan issue."
Lake Okeechobee

Controversial Ruling Will Allow More Toxic Chemicals In Florida’s Water

Florida residents will have more toxic chemicals in their drinking water thanks to a controversial ruling by the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission.
Donald Trump, transparency, email, Hillary Clinton, Russia, Leon Kaye

Trump Eggs on Russian Hackers, Opens a Matryoshka Doll of Fears

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search…
Lamar Smith, NASA, climate change, climate science, 350.org, Greenpeace, Leon Kaye, exxonmobil

Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress, NGOs Push Back Hard

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These…
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Considering Hillary Clinton’s Plan for College Debt

Having vanquished Bernie Sanders in the race to the White House, Clinton announced a new and improved plan to alleviate the burdens of…
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Obama May Struggle to Ink European Trade Deal Post-Brexit

International trade deals are never easy. Still, figuring out who is on first and second base post-Brexit adds a whole new dimension to…
WikiLeaks, Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Leon Kaye, hacking, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Wasserman Schultz’s Resignation a Lesson for Both Politics and Business

Despite all the partisan accusations thrown at former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the real lesson here is fundamental: Know what to email,…
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Inside Venezuela’s Food Shortages

Venezuela's social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages…
With its substantial purchasing power, the public sector is in a position to move the market toward sustainably-sourced commodities like timber and palm oil.

Sustainability, Public Procurement and the Future of Our Forests

Policymakers need to recognize that sustainability criteria in public procurement can go a long way in saving our forests. The sheer volume and…
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US-EU Transatlantic Trade Offers Biofuel Incentives But Puts Climate at Risk, Say Critics

Environmental organizations say the Transatlantic Treaty and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a disaster for the environment if it goes through. And if…
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Follow The Money: Why PayPal’s Peter Thiel Won a Key Slot at RNC 2016

This certainly is a good election cycle for strange stories, and one of the strangest involves high-flying Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
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3p Weekend: Why The Republican Platform Should Concern Environmentalists

EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft... forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why…
Social media, Twitter, hate speech, first amendment, sexism, racism, leon kaye

The First Amendment is a Check on Government, Not a Cover for Trolls

The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights this week, as "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones became the target of…
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The Bill of Rights: Speech and Guns in the Private Workplace

What rights do employees have under the Bill of Rights? When it comes to the private workplace, surprisingly little. We speak with experts…
China, Philippines, military, offshore oil, Leon Kaye, South China Sea, Spratly Islands, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, foreign policy

Tension Heats Up Over the South China Sea, Shows No Signs of Cooling

Last week, an international arbitration court ruled that China has no territorial rights to the Spratly Islands, nor to the South China Sea.…