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For energy reform advocates, lessons from health care

August 2nd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in The Washington Post.

With the United States struggling to recover from a job-killing recession, a Democratic president asks a Democratic Congress to pass sweeping reform of a major sector of the economy. “We can no longer afford to continue to ignore what is wrong,” he explains. “We must fix this system, and it has to begin with congressional action.” The public, however, rejects this plea. The proposal dies in Congress, and recriminations begin. Chastened and disappointed, advocates regroup and seek a new path forward.

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Cooling Trend

December 18th, 2009

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Originally published in National Journal

The world leaders who just met in Copenhagen were trying to prove Mark Twain was wrong.  Twain allegedly said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  Twain may win that argument.  Sarah Palin certainly thinks so.  She wrote in The Washington Post, “The agenda-driven policies pushed in Copenhagen won’t change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worse.”

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