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Entrance Ramps on the Information Superhighway

Let’s be honest, information infrastructure isn’t sexy. It doesn’t go viral or grab headlines and it doesn’t dominate the talking... Read More

Let’s be honest, information infrastructure isn’t sexy. It doesn’t go viral or grab headlines and it doesn’t dominate the talking points on the 24-hour news shows. But it matters. That’s why you may have heard me cheering last year when... Read More

Paid Family Leave Promotes Health Equity and Improved Public Health

Imagine the terrible stress of having to choose between paying the rent or caring for a sick child, buying heating... Read More

Imagine the terrible stress of having to choose between paying the rent or caring for a sick child, buying heating oil or bonding with your new baby, making a car payment or seeking care after being impacted by family violence.... Read More

As Businesses Struggle, Tariffs Create Avoidable Challenges

The past few years have presented challenges for businesses that would have been unimaginable not long ago. A global pandemic,... Read More

The past few years have presented challenges for businesses that would have been unimaginable not long ago. A global pandemic, unprecedented supply chain disruptions, and now record inflation have all created new obstacles that businesses have had to navigate to... Read More

Arctic Alaska Won’t Solve High Gas Prices, but It Can Help the US Achieve Its Climate Goals

Lobbyists and lawmakers who have enjoyed full careers profiting from oil and gas have — predictably — blamed the Biden... Read More

Lobbyists and lawmakers who have enjoyed full careers profiting from oil and gas have — predictably — blamed the Biden administration for current high prices and have called for a full-scale ramping up of domestic oil and gas leasing and... Read More

Energy Research and Solutions Depend on All Available Resources

Recent articles and reviews seem to be drawing more attention to a rising concern for universities and the fossil fuel... Read More

Recent articles and reviews seem to be drawing more attention to a rising concern for universities and the fossil fuel companies that continue to provide significant resources for energy and climate research efforts. In deference to researchers who depend on... Read More

2022-05-13 19:20:46
by The Breakthrough Institute
Federal Ag Innovation Funding Rose This Year, but Still Lags

According to the latest United Nations IPCC report on mitigating climate change, improvements in agriculture and forestry could deliver up... Read More

According to the latest United Nations IPCC report on mitigating climate change, improvements in agriculture and forestry could deliver up to 30% of the cuts in greenhouse gas emissions needed to meet global climate targets. This represents a huge opportunity... Read More

Lessons for Pragmatic Leaders From Mallory McMorrow's Viral Speech

Many people felt a political earthquake when we saw Democratic Sen. Mallory McMorrow’s recent speech on the floor of the... Read More

Many people felt a political earthquake when we saw Democratic Sen. Mallory McMorrow’s recent speech on the floor of the Michigan state Senate. I certainly did. I was moved by her passion, her clarity and her moral outrage at the... Read More

Congress: Help the FDA Tighten Up the Definition of Medical Device Remanufacturing

We’ve all felt the anxiety of bracing for an X-ray or sliding into a magnetic resonance imaging machine. We’ve all... Read More

We’ve all felt the anxiety of bracing for an X-ray or sliding into a magnetic resonance imaging machine. We’ve all held our breath while a loved one undergoes a medical procedure. Every day, millions of Americans put their faith in... Read More

We Have the Tools to Address Opioid Addiction at its Core, But Do We Have the Political Will to Take Action?

Having recently finished the original docuseries "Dopesick," it occurred to me that many Americans may just be learning how opioid abuse... Read More

Having recently finished the original docuseries "Dopesick," it occurred to me that many Americans may just be learning how opioid abuse turned thousands of patients into addicts and then into inmates. As the CEO of one of the nation’s largest correctional... Read More

Florida Shouldn't Let Power Companies Use Legislators to Bully Middle-class Homeowners

The growing Florida solar industry provides nearly 40,500 jobs, but big power companies and the lawmakers in their pockets want to pass legislation... Read More

The growing Florida solar industry provides nearly 40,500 jobs, but big power companies and the lawmakers in their pockets want to pass legislation that would kneecap the industry and prevent us from harnessing one of our biggest competitive advantages: sunshine. Gov. Ron DeSantis... Read More

Texas Court Engages in Risky Business as It Tramples the First Amendment

Texas has long been a bastion of constitutional rights, but that reputation now finds itself at risk as Texas courts... Read More

Texas has long been a bastion of constitutional rights, but that reputation now finds itself at risk as Texas courts are eroding critical First Amendment rights. What began as a fairly limited breach of contract and fraud case took a... Read More

DeSantis Must Veto Anti-Solar Bill to Save Floridians Money and Prepare for the Future 

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed “tree hugger” or someone who just wants to spend less money on energy consumption during Florida’s... Read More

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed “tree hugger” or someone who just wants to spend less money on energy consumption during Florida’s grueling summer months, the truth is undeniable: An investment in solar is common sense for Florida and Floridians. Over the... Read More

What Ketanji Brown Jackson's Confirmation Means for Tech Policy

Hidden between the Republican political grandstanding and baseless attacks, soon-to-be Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson previewed her views on a crucial... Read More

Hidden between the Republican political grandstanding and baseless attacks, soon-to-be Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson previewed her views on a crucial online speech protection at the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Anyone who wants online platforms to moderate and take down... Read More

Father of Parkland Victim: Parents Should Call On Schools to Prevent Targeted Violence

Four years ago, I said goodbye to my little boy Alex as he headed off to school. I thought he... Read More

Four years ago, I said goodbye to my little boy Alex as he headed off to school. I thought he would come back to me and my wife at the end of the day.  I never thought that he would... Read More

As Biden Touts Budget Plan, Could a Carbon Tax Help Revive Spending Package Priorities?

President Biden’s recently released 2023 budget plan is projected to reduce the federal deficit by around $1 trillion over the next 10 years, but... Read More

President Biden’s recently released 2023 budget plan is projected to reduce the federal deficit by around $1 trillion over the next 10 years, but several of the pay-fors, including the so-called billionaire tax, remain controversial and are unlikely to garner the broad congressional support... Read More

The High Cost of Antitrust Populism

Imagine a simple blood test that could screen for over 50 types of cancers. This sounds like science fiction. Yet,... Read More

Imagine a simple blood test that could screen for over 50 types of cancers. This sounds like science fiction. Yet, this breakthrough innovation is on the horizon due to the research and development at Grail, a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company... Read More

Turning a Blind Eye to 'Restricted Use' Chemicals – Agricultural Workers at High Risk

The agricultural sector has been facing an accelerated transformation over the past years, rapidly enhancing the multitude of options for... Read More

The agricultural sector has been facing an accelerated transformation over the past years, rapidly enhancing the multitude of options for growing successful crops. Americans are some of the most consistent users of agricultural pesticides in the world. However, the most... Read More

2022-03-25 22:18:31
by The Breakthrough Institute
One Thing This WaPo Op-ed on Nuclear Safety Wasn't Built to Survive: Scrutiny

A rebuttal to a Washington Post op-ed on wartime nuclear power plant safety. On March 18, the day after I... Read More

A rebuttal to a Washington Post op-ed on wartime nuclear power plant safety. On March 18, the day after I rebutted hyped media coverage of impending atomic catastrophe in Ukraine, yet another alarmist article surfaced in The Washington Post. Kate... Read More

Public Defenders Move America Closer to Equal Justice Under the Law

From the time of the United States' founding, the principle of “equal justice under the law” has been the quintessential... Read More

From the time of the United States' founding, the principle of “equal justice under the law” has been the quintessential tenet of American democracy. The words are engraved above the entrance of the U.S. Supreme Court as a reminder to... Read More

COVID-19 Increasing Awareness of Life’s Fragility, Support for Aid in Dying Growing

The COVID-19 pandemic turbocharged the development of lifesaving vaccines at record-breaking speed, but COVID’s relentless death toll has reinforced life’s... Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic turbocharged the development of lifesaving vaccines at record-breaking speed, but COVID’s relentless death toll has reinforced life’s fragility and the limits of modern medicine to eliminate suffering at life’s end. At the same time, we are seeing... Read More

Improve Lending Disparities With Policies Focused on Banks, Not Fintechs

Democratic California State Sen. Monique Limón recently introduced the California Community Reinvestment Act, SB 1176, a bill that aims to... Read More

Democratic California State Sen. Monique Limón recently introduced the California Community Reinvestment Act, SB 1176, a bill that aims to increase lending to communities of color and low- to moderate-income communities. This is a laudable goal, as for years discrimination... Read More

Faith Fluency: How the Faithful & the Media Can Effectively Collaborate

It is no secret that people around the world are facing unprecedented challenges. And with each global news event, division... Read More

It is no secret that people around the world are facing unprecedented challenges. And with each global news event, division and disinformation are amplified, risking pushing us further apart from one another. Challenges, however, provide opportunities, and today we have... Read More

2022-03-12 17:04:12
by The Breakthrough Institute
Russian Invasion of Ukraine Triggers Global Hunger Crisis

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is bad. It’s bad for a multiplicity of reasons. Not least among them, as Western... Read More

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is bad. It’s bad for a multiplicity of reasons. Not least among them, as Western media has recently caught on, are the global impacts that a Russian war in Ukraine has on wheat, corn, and... Read More

GOP Targets Phantom Fraud, Not Unsolved Crimes

Half of Florida’s violent crimes go unsolved. When serious property offenses are added, the overall crime “clearance rate” plummets to... Read More

Half of Florida’s violent crimes go unsolved. When serious property offenses are added, the overall crime “clearance rate” plummets to 25%. Sadly, Florida is typical, according to FBI statistics. In 2020, investigators cleared barely half the nation’s murders. In Georgia,... Read More

A Sustainable Path to Success for Georgians Starts With Workforce Development

Georgia has been named the top state for doing business for eight years in a row. As a business leader,... Read More

Georgia has been named the top state for doing business for eight years in a row. As a business leader, I’m proud of the state’s commitment to economic growth and development. But as a community member and leader, I am... Read More

More Support Needed to Maintain Strides Made by Community Health Centers

As the impact of the omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to wane, the U.S. is entering the third year of... Read More

As the impact of the omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to wane, the U.S. is entering the third year of the pandemic and its disruptions are a fact of life in the fabric of our daily lives. The trouble is,... Read More

Olympians Continue to Experience Widespread Abuse and Endangerment. We now Know How to Protect Them.

I love the Olympics, but the 2022 games reinforced how unsafe the system is for young athletes. During the 2022... Read More

I love the Olympics, but the 2022 games reinforced how unsafe the system is for young athletes. During the 2022 Games, we witnessed several new and shocking accounts of abuse that current athletes had endured prior to and during the... Read More

STEM Education Won't Cut It. We Must Transform Education to Prepare Students for the 'Future of Work'

The COVID-19 pandemic is our greatest test to find solutions to reshape education, accelerate workforce development and reimagine the future... Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic is our greatest test to find solutions to reshape education, accelerate workforce development and reimagine the future of work. Currently, our education models are based on the technology of the 15th century printing press and Eurocentric ideology... Read More

CMS Decision Risks Future Disease Cures

My small biopharma company is developing a drug to treat a rare, fatal and presently incurable disease that afflicts one... Read More

My small biopharma company is developing a drug to treat a rare, fatal and presently incurable disease that afflicts one in 70,000 children. We are working around-the-clock to test our medicine and get it approved by the Food and Drug... Read More

To Fulfill His Economic Vision, President Biden Must End Trump's Tariffs

On March 1, President Joe Biden will deliver the first State of the Union address of his presidency. After one year in... Read More

On March 1, President Joe Biden will deliver the first State of the Union address of his presidency. After one year in office, the speech will come as his administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill debate key questions over how our economy... Read More

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