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  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: It’s the Fundamentals

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    It is clear, to even the most casual observers of American politics, that one of the most pressing problems of the past several years and a poignant issue in the 2012 election cycle is jobs. With unemployment rates at dismal levels—8.5% as of December 2011—and not having fallen below 8.0% […]

  • Activist Fatigue In The United States And The Arab World

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    Are Western democracies a role model for the Arab world? That’s a big question, with several points to consider. One obstacle that must be addressed is what I’ll call activist fatigue. It’s something that has become increasingly evident in the United States over the last few years, and it could […]

  • American Democracy And Global Climate Change

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    In early 2009, there was much optimism for climate change policy in the United States and worldwide. US voters had just elected a Democratic President and large Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress. A fairly strong climate change policy, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), was working […]

  • Iranian Nuclear Program, A Right Or A Privilege?

    Just like any other energy source, nuclear energy also has its advantages and disadvantages. The splitting of atoms and the release of energy is a fascinating phenomenon and also a very dangerous one. If used properly a kilogram of Uranium can produce energy equivalent to one million tons of coal or […]