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Archive: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore: 'Be a student of yourself'

"Sometimes when your strengths are overlooked within your immediate organization, you need outsiders to affirm your talents. This is especially important from a networking perspective, because often times your employer will respect you more when they see that other outside groups respect you."

By Selena Rezvani | August 6, 2010; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (4)

Even without legislation, Obama is leading on energy

Given fierce opposition, Obama's success in leading Congress to pass historic legislation in healthcare and financial regulation contradicts the rap that he has failed as a leader. And lets give him credit for wielding DOD, DOE and EPA to lay the foundations of a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy future for this country.

By Michael Maccoby | August 5, 2010; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (4)

Time for old-fashioned horse trading on carbon

Maybe we should wait until the mid-term elections are over and the political stakes a bit lower, then get members of both parties off together away from the glare of the television lights. Let them do some old fashioned horse trading, or energy negotiating, with a commitment to move forward.

By Deborah Ancona | August 4, 2010; 7:38 AM ET | Comments (15)

Climate change legislation paralysis

A total lack of responsibility and courage have led our politicians into a state of paralysis.

By Pablo Eisenberg | August 3, 2010; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (4)

Stuck with carbon lock-in

The best thing political leaders can do is to facilitate the emergence of such movement through education and awareness campaigns and by trying to be more precise about the tangible costs of not doing anything.

By Angel Cabrera | August 3, 2010; 5:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Do the right thing even if it hurts

The president could have said, "Look, folks, this is the consequence of the dangerous way we quench our thirst for energy. This has to change, and we need to start changing now." Political success is often a matter of timing, and here the president blew a chance to create significant progress on a major issue.

By Yash Gupta | August 3, 2010; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

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