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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an energy reporter at National Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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The Fight for the City of Baltimore

April 25, 2016 BALTIMORE — Elder C.W. Harris was on the roof and he wasn’t coming down. Harris, a community activist and religious leader in Baltimore, had climbed to the top of a building overlooking Pennsylvania Triangle Park, a triangle-shaped slab covered in red brick and grass, in West Baltimore on a recent...

Will Sanders Stay or Will He Go?

April 20, 2016 After losing the New York state primary, Bernie Sanders will have to decide how the rest of the race should be run. Hillary Clinton has long held a lead in the all-important competition for the delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination. But before New York handed Clinton a victory,...

A Moment of Risk and Opportunity in Cuba

March 22, 2016 Rain greeted President Obama when he landed in Cuba on Sunday aboard Air Force One, but bad weather couldn’t keep the crowds away. “Even in the rain yesterday, the downpour, people were lining the streets under umbrellas and waving,” Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat traveling as part of a...

The Authentic Alliance of Donald Trump and Ben Carson

March 11, 2016 Standing shoulder-to-shoulder on stage in Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Trump and Ben Carson buried the hatchet. On Friday, Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and former White House hopeful, enthusiastically endorsed Trump, the former reality television star who is now the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Gone were the bitter insults....

You Can Go Sledding On Capitol Hill

January 25, 2016 Washington, D.C., was hit by a severe winter storm this weekend. As the snow falls, adults and children alike will be free to go sledding on Capitol Hill. That may seem quite ordinary, but it’s something of a revolution in Washington, where sledding on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol...

Criminal Justice Reform Could Stall Over This Dispute

January 12, 2016 The stars seem to have aligned. An unlikely coalition of liberals and conservatives has coalesced around criminal-justice reform, as the public appears to be paying more attention to fatal police shootings and mass incarceration. President Obama has worked to gin up momentum for reform, and is expected to press for...

Why Bobby Jindal Exited the Race

November 18, 2015 The future once looked so bright. Bobby Jindal was heralded as the future of the Republican Party. As an Ivy-League graduate and the son of immigrant parents, Jindal had impressive credentials and the potential to broaden the base of support for his party. “Is Bobby Jindal the GOP’s Obama?” Newsweek...

The Rise of the Internet-Addiction Industry

November 8, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recovery starts with detox and support groups. Or with workers in hazmat suits sealing away your electronic devices in containers marked “biohazard.” Or with a trip to a remote stretch of desert, where you’ll learn the skills needed to survive in the wild. Welcome to the world of Internet-addiction treatment....

Lawrence Lessig Reluctantly Weighs an Independent Presidential Bid

October 13, 2015 Lawrence Lessig won’t be on stage spar­ring with Hil­lary Clin­ton and Bernie Sanders at the first Demo­crat­ic pres­id­en­tial de­bate in Las Ve­gas Tues­day even­ing. In­stead, he’ll be on MS­N­BC, field­ing ques­tions about the Demo­crat­ic can­did­ates and, of course, try­ing to get his own mes­sage out. The Har­vard-pro­fess­or-turned-un­likely-pres­id­en­tial-con­tender is hop­ing to...

The Politics of Creating A 2016 Soundtrack

October 2, 2015 Be­fore Ben Car­son uttered a word at his 2016 pres­id­en­tial cam­paign kick­off, a gos­pel choir belted out the na­tion­al an­them and a rendi­tion of Em­inem’s 2002 hit-single “Lose Your­self.” The De­troit Mu­sic Hall crowd went wild. It wasn’t a typ­ic­al start to a cam­paign, and that was the point. “We...