Obama Restarts Solyndra Program, But Solyndraphobia Could Ruin It

Fear of repeating the 2011 failure of the cutting-edge solar-panel manufacturer could drive the Energy Department toward overly safe projects, not environmental intervention The Obama Administration announced Thursday that it plans to hand out $4 billion in new clean-energy loans, reviving the controversial program that went dark after the notorious failure of Solyndra in 2011. This time, though, the danger […]

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4 Reasons the Supreme Court Contraception Ruling Means Less Than You Think

The justices who supported it tried hard to limit the decision’s scope When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations could opt out of providing insurance coverage for contraception, the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America characterized the decision as “a slippery slope with no end.” But a close look at the ruling reveals that the five justices who […]

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Feds Try to Scare Migrants Away From Border

In new ad campaign U.S. officials struggling to deal with a crush of children and undocumented immigrants arriving on the Texas-Mexico border are waging a war of words to keep more from coming. Many children and other immigrants have arrived from violent and impoverished countries after hearing that families and the young get to stay in the U.S once they […]

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20 Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

A new report estimates millions of Americans have enrolled in health insurance as of this Spring About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance or enrolled in new insurance under the health care reform law, according to a new report. The report from the Commonwealth Fund, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, credits President Barack Obama’s health […]

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House Conservatives Are Right: Kill The Export-Import Bank

Some corporate subsidies are good and necessary. This is not one of them. The self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives who run the Republican Party did not object to the bloated agribusiness subsidies in this year’s $956 billion farm bill. They’ve fought for weapons systems the Pentagon doesn’t want and water projects the country doesn’t need. They’ve helped repeal sensible flood insurance reforms […]

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