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Energy Policy: The Dark Night?
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
The Bat-Signal

Having saved the world from itself over 60 years ago and put a man on the Moon 25 years later, Americans are a proud lot. But, time waits on no one. As the country's vaunted financial infrastructure reports over $400 billion in write-offs and credit dries up, the transportation infrastructure watches its airlines charge for carrying a suitcase while bridges collapse, and its social security infrastructure sinks slowly into the abyss of insolvency, dare we ask, “what's next”? Try energy. Meeting America's energy needs and moving toward a low carbon future look increasingly distant.

This article could as easily be about the financial or transportation infrastructure as it is abou...

State Economies, Global Market
Tuesday, 17 April 2007

"All for one, one for all" was fine for the King's Guards, but does it work for 50 states?

Feature Story
Q&A: UT State Rep. Sheryl Allen
Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Utah Representative Sheryl Allen isn't referring to maple syrup or frozen tundra when she lauds our neighbors to the north. She's talking about Canada's procedures for vetting and ratifying trade agreements. PT talks to her about free trade, gambling and Antigua.

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After four years of Sarbanes-Oxley, are we any better off? America's most long-standing rivalry? You might guess Yankees vs. Red Sox. But the answer could just as easily be business vs. government, wi...
Founding Fathers signing a document JULY 2008

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