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Policies matter too

Posted: August 29, 2013 by Ken Cohen

“If you want to understand how to create jobs – not just a few at a time, but hundreds of thousands at once – look to Texas and North Dakota,” writes Derek Thompson in The Atlantic.

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Why AP Courses Matter

Posted: August 28, 2013 by Sara Martinez Tucker

Guest blogger Sara Martinez Tucker, CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative, discusses how NMSI’s Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program is preparing students to excel in rigorous, college-level work.


“We have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years,” says President Obama. “Natural gas production is the highest it’s been in decades.” While technically true, those statements do a poor job of telling the investment and innovation story behind hydraulic fracturing.

With football season almost upon us, perhaps it’s not surprising the Obama Administration chose to punt last week when it had a chance to temporarily fix the Renewable Fuels Standard debacle I described not long ago.


It’s often said that everything’s bigger in Texas. These days, that couldn’t be truer with respect to oil production in the Lone Star State, where output has doubled in just a little more than two years. May saw the highest daily output the state has experienced since April 1982.

A new study from IHS CERA shows that building the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not add to greenhouse gas emissions, confirming a key point in the State Department’s draft environmental review of Keystone XL about potential emissions increases from going forward with the $7 billion project.


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