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As the Presidential race nears the finish line— with the candidates and voters both gasping for air amidst the ubiquitous onslaught of commercials on everything from lawn signs to Saturday Night Live—there are no shortages of "new and improved" proposals...

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When Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed me to serve as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2003, my first challenge came not from the smoggy skies of Los Angeles or the pesticide-laden drainage from irrigated fields...

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Much pain has been experienced in the American and world economy due to the collapse of sub-prime mortgages. This slow motion car wreck has resulted in: massive commercial and investment bank write-downs, the beginning of a series of bank closings,...

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In March 2008, I went to Mumbai with a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We went in search of an answer of how to fashion an international agreement on climate change from today's Indian leaders. But I didn't find the answer...

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In these recessionary times, it is easy to be depressed....and there is good reason given how poorly this economy has been managed and the many fundamental financial imbalances (private and public debt, declining dollar, declining confidence in the US...

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It’s ironic that the images of flooding in the mid-west are accompanied by stories about government agencies pleading with people in those hard-hit areas to conserve water, because the floods have contaminated drinking water supplies. The recent...

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Yes, it finally happened. We’re down to two in the race. The others have dropped out, the final holdout brushed aside and the main event begins.

Of course I’m talking about the NBA finals. Great east-west...

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Everyone hates their taxes being spent on subsidies — unless it’s to subsidize their own industry. It’s time for an honest debate about the role of subsidies in a 21st Century economy and, at least, a restructuring to a more level playing field.

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