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NAACP Image Award going to a Job Creating Promoter of Capitalism

February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and literature, as well as individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. This Friday, the NAACP will present an image award to an American leader who has a legitimate claim to sparking the creation […]

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Senator Jeff “Energy Smart” Merkley speaks out on economic value of environmental regulation

February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sadly, one of the refrains that we hear (ad nauseum) is that regulation is somehow harmful for the economy, that government action (on any front) would strangle business activity.  In the public debate, the accurate and truthful case is not made frequently enough about how government regulation actually strengthens our economy and boosts our economic […]

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The political and practical necessity for bold action … not tactical retreat

February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Obama Administration seems to be pulling back, on front after front, in the face of economic challenges, sobering poll numbers, and steadfast Republican obstinacy. Whether on health care, jobs promoting legislation, EPA regulation of pollutants, and/or energy/climate policy, the political powers that be within the Obama White House have determined that ‘tactical retreats’ toward […]

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