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Obama rallies his troops in SOTU

January 25th, 2012

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This piece originally appeared in Politico.

A speech about fairness is bound to be divisive. Mitt Romney figured that out. In a “prebuttal” delivered hours before President Barack Obama’s  spoke on Tuesday night, Romney said, “It is shameful for a President to use the State of the Union to divide our nation.”

There was only one problem. He didn’t. The president did talk about fairness. He even demanded that millionaires pay higher taxes. But he found a way to do it that wasn’t divisive. He used the image of all Americans fighting together as a team.

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The Global Green Energy Race

March 2nd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Forbes.

In the new decade, who is going to take the gold in the global clean energy market? Is America even in the running?

The answer is that the U.S. is behind in clean energy, but it’s certainly not out of it. The nature of American ingenuity, its market system, and the fact that it’s the best place to start a business means that even if it’s lagging, that can be turned around quickly.

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