20 Sep '11, 9pm

Green Jobs Grow Strong in Hard Times

The bankruptcy of Solyndra, the solar panel maker, has raised serious questions. The FBI and others will find the answers. If there’s been misconduct, those responsible will be held to account. House Republicans, though, have gleefully turned this single company’s failure into an opportunity to strike political blows. They’ve attacked President Obama and his visionary program to promote energy efficiency, renewable sources of power and fuel and the millions of jobs those industries sustain. Captives of the same tea party gang that drove the country to the brink of bankruptcy last month, House Republicans have launched a reckless assault on one of the bright spots of our struggling economy. The spirit of this GOP broadside is best reflected in the title that House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Ca., has assigned to a Thursday hearing: “How ...

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