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The Business Argument for Addressing Climate Change | Commentary

Most Americans know, in general, about climate change. Even those who dispute it have read or heard about rising tides, melting ice caps and superstorms.

Congress Must Protect the Wild Silence of the Arctic Refuge | Commentary

Recently, President Barack Obama and his administration signed the Record of Decision for the updated management plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and transmitted a wilderness recommendation to Congress — finalizing the decision to recommend 12.28 million acres of wilderness for the Arctic Refuge and its biologically sensitive coastal plain. Now it’s Congress’ turn.

A Peculiar Identification | Letter to the Editor

Emma Dumain’s April 10 blog post, “House Democrats Forced to Choose Sides in Iran Debate” features both a false assumption and a peculiar identification.

A Deal Is a Deal | Commentary

By Tim Canoll

So-Called Innovation Act Will Squelch Innovation | Commentary

Three years ago, Congress changed American patent law from a “first to discover” to a “first to file” system. Now, without waiting for these changes to be fully absorbed, some members of Congress are proposing additional changes that would impair the culture of innovation that makes America the place where someone is always trying to build a better mousetrap.

Enhance Trust in Congress Through Improved Tele-Town Halls | Commentary

I recently had an irresistible proposition for a member of Congress: “What if I could show you a technology which, in one hour, would make thousands of your constituents consider you accessible and fair, increase their trust in your judgement, and triple your approval rating on one of the toughest issues Congress faces?”

ESEA Reauthorization: A Chance to Right a Wrong | Commentary

By Jitu Brown and Judith Browne Dianis

'Innovation Act' Will Squelch Innovation | Commentary

Three years ago, Congress changed American patent law from a “first to discover” to a “first to file” system. Now, without waiting for these changes to be fully absorbed, some members of Congress are proposing additional changes that would impair the culture of innovation that makes America the place where someone is always trying to build a better mousetrap.

Ted Cruz Wants to Use Religion to Discriminate in Our Nation's Capital | Commentary

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

In an Increasingly Diverse Electorate, GOP Must Offer More | Commentary

By Cecile Richards, Neera Tanden, and Janet Murguía

What Can You Learn From Community Colleges? More Than You Think | Commentary

The emerging national dialogue about making community colleges as free as K-12 education shows how central these institutions have become to our national vision for building a strong economic future. With nearly half of all U.S. undergraduates enrolled in community colleges, we must all agree on this fact: Our nation needs community colleges to be the best they can be. They simply cannot fail.

Alaska’s Responsible Energy Development is a Compatible Arctic Activity | Commentary

By Frank McQueary

Obama's Double Death Tax | Commentary

By Tyler Deaton

Alaskan Energy Matters | Commentary

By Richard Pombo

The Rise of the Regulator | Commentary

By Patrick Forrest

Americans Facing Tax Filing Hurdles With Elimination of Printed Tax Guide| Commentary

By Ken McEldowney

Why Environmentalists Should Support a Bill Co-Sponsored by David Vitter (Seriously) | Commentary

By Jack Pratt

Congress Must Act if DOJ’s Actions Harm Viability Of Music Streaming | Commentary

By Mike Montgomery

Global Food Security Act a Critical Step Forward in Ending Hunger | Commentary

By Daniel Speckhard

Republican Budget Resolutions Rely on Tired Gimmicks | Commentary

By Elizabeth G. Taylor

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