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A couple of turtles get a bit of sun at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington on April 22, 2019.

J. Scott Applewhite

Analysis & Opinions - USA Today

Earth Day: Fighting Climate Change Requires Political Collaboration and Immediate Action

| Apr. 22, 2019

We need to unite America’s “grassroots” with its “grasstops” — to awaken a broad climate change voting majority that not only includes young people with passion, but businesses, the military, labor, farmers, energy providers, and subject matter experts alike. Only by linking these disparate groups — then broadening the coalition even further to include global leaders and citizens everywhere — can we galvanize action, command accountability, and unleash a clean energy transformation that will mitigate climate change and assure economic progress at the same time.

Mueller Report cover

AP Photo/Jon Elswick

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The U.S. has Lost Moral Authority Under Trump. The Mueller Report Gives Some Back.

| Apr. 18, 2019

President Trump’s conduct in office has been diminishing the moral capital of the United States for more than two years. The report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III released Thursday puts a little of that capital back in the bank.

Tom Brady takes some time to talk with Patriots owner Robert Kraft (l) and media mogul Rupert Murdoch (r) before an NFL game.

Winslow Townson (AP)

Analysis & Opinions - Harvard Business Review

Rupert Murdoch, the NFL, and the Negotiation That Remade TV

| Apr. 10, 2019

What can be learned about diplomacy by studying the negotiating tactics of Robert Murdoch, one of the most successful and acquisitive businessmen in the media landscape today? Quite a bit, James Sebenius writes—especially if one takes a closer look at Murdoch's now-legendary NFL deal.

A 1040 tax form lies on a desk, February 13, 2019.

Keith Sracocic (AP)

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The IRS Chief Must Release Trump’s Tax Returns — and Mnuchin Must Not Stop Him

| Apr. 09, 2019

The only conceivable argument that the IRS commissioner could make for not turning over the president’s return would be to suggest that the committee had no legitimate purpose relating to its work for requesting the return. This is an absurd argument with respect to Trump’s returns. Most obviously, the committee has a legitimate interest in monitoring the auditing and enforcement of the law with respect to sitting presidents, especially in light of the known problems with the initial audits of President Richard Nixon’s returns. There are also legitimate grounds for the request centered around oversight of potential conflicts of interest the president may possess.

Windfall, by Meghan O'Sullivan

Simon & Schuster

Analysis & Opinions - LinkedIn

Energy Abundance and the Environment: An Interview with Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Part 2

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  • Scott Nyquist
| Apr. 03, 2019

The subtitle tells the story. In the early 2000s, many pundits and politicians talked up “peak oil”, “energy scarcity,” and all that. In a geological heartbeat later—about a decade—the world had entered an era of “energy abundance,” largely due to innovations that allowed producers to crack into shale formations to release massive new sources of oil and gas. The United States has gone furthest and fastest in fracking and is setting records for oil and gas production. For the US, says O’Sullivan, this has been an economic, strategic, and environmental game-changer. For the rest of the world, the effects are more differentiated but hardly less profound.