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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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The United States is mortgaging its future 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The country is projected to be the only advanced economy to see its debt burden worsen over the next five years.
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The Finance 202: Fed report shows business execs worry about Trump's trade moves 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The specter of a trade war is anything but hypothetical for some executives.
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In China and India, there are 70 million more men than women. Here are the consequences. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
In China and India, there are 70 million more men than women. Here are the consequences.
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Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening 19.4.2018 AP Top News
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday....
Rushern Baker points to improvements in Prince George’s when making case for governor’s office 19.4.2018 Washington Post
Rushern Baker points to improvements in Prince George’s when making case for governor’s office
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used.
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AP PHOTOS: Cuba transition sparks hope for many generations 18.4.2018 Washington Post: World
From a 93-year-old former intelligence agent to a 28-year-old economist working as a maintenance man, Cubans of every generation are watching this week as Raul Castro leaves the presidency as part of a broader handoff to a group of younger leaders.
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Tax Reform, Once The GOP’s Midterm Hope For Survival, Is Becoming Less Popular 17.4.2018 Outside the Beltway
Republicans have been hoping that the tax bill passed in December would help them in the midterms. That's appearing to be less and less likely by the day.
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The Finance 202: Trump wants to make Wall Street great again 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Big banks are getting tax cut windfalls.
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The Big Tax Lie: Corporations Should Stop Complaining About Taxes They Rarely Paid 17.4.2018 American Prospect
(Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA via AP Images) A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally in opposition to the Republican tax bill in New York City on December 2, 2017. Since the $1.5 trillion tax cut pushed through by Congress and President Trump took effect in January, dozens of big corporations have engaged in a public relations blitz designed to convince middle-income families that they’ll benefit from the new law. Companies from AT&T and Boeing to Walmart and Wells Fargo have announced one-time employee bonuses or minimum-wage hikes, and have strongly implied that they simply couldn’t have made these worker-friendly moves before the new tax law chopped the 35 percent corporate tax rate nearly in half. This slick corporate sales pitch is a sensible response to a new tax bill that is among the most unpopular tax plans in recent memory , largely because middle-income families understand they were at best an afterthought for the legislation’s authors. But these corporate claims are also profoundly ...
Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice 17.4.2018 TechCrunch
“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice.” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists downloading those sounds to use […]
ICE Agents Feel More Empowered Than Ever to Arrest and Deport Even the Lowest-Priority Immigrants 16.4.2018 Mother Jones
From the time they first flirted at a party, Anne and Ludvin Franco were inseparable. It did not matter that Anne, a waitress, was Pennsylvania Dutch going back generations, while Ludvin, a cook, had grown up in the scrublands of eastern Guatemala. It also did not matter to Anne or her open-armed family that Lulu, […]
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The Finance 202: Trump's base is all about his tariffs on imports 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Polling shows Republicans and non-college educated whites are behind the policy.
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The Health 202: Why Republicans don't talk about repealing Obamacare anymore 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats are looking to exploit the GOP's failure to deliver on a core campaign promise.
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Trump’s trade moves could send Germany into a recession, report warns 16.4.2018 Washington Post
Trump’s trade moves could send Germany into a recession, report warns
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Both parties have a plan for the debt crisis: Do nothing 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The longer this continues, the riskier it becomes.
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Arrests, injuries as French protesters challenge Macron 15.4.2018 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities say 63 people have been arrested and nine police officers injured as protests took place in two cities amid simmering anger at President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes....
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Republicans lose their favorite campaign message: Repealing Obamacare 14.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
For the first election in nearly a decade, Republicans can’t center their message on eliminating the Affordable Care Act.
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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline threatens Virginia’s economy and clean-energy jobs 14.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Are we going to invest more in the cost-increasing fossil fuels of the last century?
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