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What Are the Effects of the Fiscal Cliff Debate on the American Public?

RTAblog_2012_1220_USCapitolBuildingThe US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on “Plan B” in response to the “fiscal cliff”. Putting a solution off to the last moment has stalled the US economy. We’ve compiled four examples of how the fiscal cliff … Read more

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What Topic Was Left Out of the Presidential Race for the First Time Since 1984?

RTA_blog_2012_1106_ClimateChangeDuring the 2012 campaigns for President of the United States, one topic was conspicuously absent from the discussion. Climate change was never mentioned during the debates despite organized campaigns to bring up the topic. That got us wondering why…… Read more

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Re-Visioning Statewide Prosperity: GeorgiaForward’s 2012 Forum Report

GeorgiaForward is an independent, nonpartisan organization working to improve the state of Georgia by engaging business, political, academic and civil leaders to collaboratively shape a statewide policy agenda. If you’re not  participating in a similar group in your state, you … Read more

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Clean Water Act! Time for a Midlife Crisis?

RTA_blog_2012_1018_CuyahogaRiverIn June of 1969, an oil slick on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire. A river on fire and other similar incidents caused a national awakening to water quality issues. To what end?… Read more

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Will Competition Drive the Development of Large-Scale Solar Power in Georgia?

RTA_blog_2012_1016_SolarPanelsTom Baxter’s recent article in the SaportaReport suggests that Georgia Power has reversed course on solar power after Georgia Solar Utilities Inc. submitted a petition to the Georgia PSC to sell 80-megawatts of solar power. It seems that it just … Read more

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What is NIST and Why is the US Government Building a “Laboratory” House?

RTA_blog_2012_0918_NIST_NetZeroHouseOn September 12, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new two-story, 2,700 square foot house on its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The house is a net-zero project built in partnership with … Read more

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Steven Hayward Speaks about “The EPA and Private Property”

haywardSteven F. Hayward was invited to speak at Hillsdale College‘s Allen P. Kirby Center about “The EPA and Private Property” on July 12th, 2012. We try to look at both sides of any issue so here’s his insight on … Read more

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Protect Your Independence Through This Annual Tradition

American FlagIn 2012, we asked you to join our annual tradition tied to the celebration of Independence Day. It’s easy to do, it’s free and it can save you thousands of dollars by lowering your rates on products like insurance.… Read more

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