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stemstudents

Improving STEM Opportunities for Hispanics/Latinos is Vital to the US Economy

By 2044 Hispanics and Latinos will become a majority-minority here in the United States; and by 2050 the size of the population will have doubled in size. Presently, Hispanics and Latinos make up about 17 percent of the total U...
by E.R. Barnette
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2015 Job Prospects Look Bleak for African Americans

As 2014 comes to a close and we begin to write down those 2015 goals, for some African Americans the list hasn’t changed from last year: Get a Job. While the country is heralding President Obama for the lowest unemployment ra...
by E.R. Barnette
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internetpricing

One-Size-Fits-All Internet Leaves America’s Poor In the Digital Dark Ages

In a tiered pricing world you only pay for the services you need.
by E.R. Barnette
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solarpoor

Does Solar’s Boom Have to Cost the American Poor?

Has the President has co-signed on the negative impact solar policies have on poor Americans?
by E.R. Barnette
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dmv

What Should You Really Fear About an Open, Free Internet?

A friend of mine recently injured her knee playing recreational sports.  Having recently acquired insurance through one of the state health care exchanges, she found actually using her insurance was far harder than signing up ...
by E.R. Barnette
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solar-city

Solar City Doesn’t Want My Business

A friend of mine recently began renovating her home, and as she frequented Home Depot to buy supplies, she took notice of the Solar City representatives often standing outside of the home improvement store. Though she repeatedl...
by E.R. Barnette
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scotus

Safe Haven for Homophobes

The Internet erupted in chatter this morning when the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly anticipated rulings on United States v Windsor and Hollingsworth v Perry.  The results are in. DOMA is Dead.  Prop Hat...
by E.R. Barnette
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out4immigration

Striking Down DOMA Will Be Win for Binational Same-Sex Couples

In a mere twenty-four hours the US Supreme Court will finally hand down its decision in United States v Windsor and Hollingsworth v Perry. For millions of Americans in favor of marriage equality, tomorrow may well be one of the...
by E.R. Barnette
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Anne Chow, AT&T SVP and Newest Joint Center Board Member, Talks Diversity

Politic365 had the opportunity to sit down with Anne Chow, the Senior Vice President of ATT’s Premier Client Group (PCG), to discuss career, diversity and giving back. In her current role Anne leads a national sales and suppo...
by E.R. Barnette
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Waiting for Congress is Like Waiting for Godot

Mr. President, it would seem as though Congress isn’t going to act any time soon so it appears you’re up.
by E.R. Barnette
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Reed Hundt’s Advice to the FCC: “Honor the freedom to own the means of speech.”

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt’s exact words were: “One of the glories of the United States — one of the many things that make our system better than the system in China or Russia — is that we truly do believe in free s...
by E.R. Barnette
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solar_farm

Progress Energy, Now Duke Energy, Aids Local Economies Through Power Purchase Agreements

After several years and multiple construction projects, the North Carolina based Progress Energy, who recently completed a merger with Duke Energy, was ranked among the nation’s leaders in solar production with nearly 70 mega...
by E.R. Barnette
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cleannuke

Nuclear Energy is Clean Energy

There are a lot of misconceptions about nuclear power – many of which have led Americans to be wary of a future that could see the construction of 20 to 25 new units built by 2040 according to Department of Energy forecasts....
by E.R. Barnette
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Senators’ New Nuclear Waste Legislation Opens Door For Cleaner and Safer Energy Outlook

Producing almost 20 percent of the United States’ electricity, nuclear energy plays a vital role in today’s energy portfolio.  However, many critics have pointed to the disposal of nuclear waste materials as a justificatio...
by E.R. Barnette
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FPL Completes $800 Million Smart-Grid Project, No More Surprises At End of the Month

Four years and over $800 million later, Florida Power & Light (FPL) officially announced the completion of its highly anticipated smart-grid project with a ceremony including many of the nation’s top energy officials. ...
by E.R. Barnette
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