JFK Asked for the Moon—Now It’s Time for Obama to Ask for the Earth

Will the President finally use his bully pulpit to stop global warming in its tracks? Reprinted from TakePart.com – By Stephen Lacey – January 3, 2013 After a long period of silence on the issue during the campaign, President Obama now says that climate change is one of the top priorities for his second term. The President has been almost completely silent in his defense of the scientific community. If he wants to elevate the issue, he must defend the science. Period. As part of his 2012 “person of the year” interview with Time magazine, Obama said that he would make environmental issues—particularly climate change—a major focus in the next four years. “And so, on an issue like climate change, … Continue reading

Senator Kerry’s Statement on President Obama’s Budget Proposal

President Obama unveiled his federal budget proposal today. The reactions have varied across partisan lines. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s federal budget proposal today: “This is a balanced blue print to grow our economy, make some tough deficit reduction choices, and end the tax breaks for the wealthiest that never created jobs and gave us deficits in the first place. This plan maintains critical investments in research and development, education, and clean energy that will create jobs and strengthen economic recovery. It doubles down on supporting the next generation of roads, railways, and bridges as well as the development of a National Infrastructure Bank based on my bi-partisan proposal with Senators Hutchison and … Continue reading