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By Terry Tamminen / On October 22nd, 2008

What do Starbucks and smog have in common? Opportunity. As I walk around Beijing, the signs of the 2008 Olympics fading into memory, I am struck by the fact that every corner has a Starbucks, not to mention other ubiquitous American iconography —...

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By Paul Ehrlich / On October 15th, 2008

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By Terry Tamminen / On October 14th, 2008

Congress passed the bailout plan with a price tag of nearly a trillion dollars, but the ink was hardly dry on this new Monopoly money when quite a few experts began to predict it wouldn't be enough. Some estimates hope the "investments" that taxpayers...

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By Terry Tamminen / On October 7th, 2008

As Washington and Wall Street dicker over a financial rescue plan, everyone is missing the real opportunity to fix the problem. Some see the variously proposed plans as bailouts of dumb borrowers and dumber lenders, while others view it as a chance to...

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By Paul Ehrlich / On September 30th, 2008

Here is the second step we should take toward a sustainable society (Click here for...

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By Jay Inslee / On August 19th, 2008

Since my trip to Mumbai last March, I have committed myself full bore, with every fiber of my being, to pushing a legislative agenda that could bust through the solid barrier of congressional apathy and create an aggressive American response to global...

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