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Gary Shapiro
by | Jan 22, 2016

We love the Internet! The average American goes online more than 30 times a day and spends at least 30 hours a week online. And why shouldn’t we? The Internet is our on-ramp to worlds of sports, history, culture, banking,…

by | Aug 6, 2015

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t get it. Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez doesn’t get it. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem to get it, either, as he only reluctantly reversed a bad decision on the matter. In…

by | Jul 7, 2015

My father was a sixth-grade teacher active in his teacher union’s leadership. He instilled in me the value of unions. They helped our nation lead and prosper. Unions got laws passed limiting child labor, ensuring safe working conditions and compensating…

by | Jun 5, 2015

I’m torn about the growing divide between the “Haves” and “Have Nots.” On one hand, our free-market system of rewarding entrepreneurs who create and sell new products and services has helped make us the world’s most innovative country. The U.S….

by | Apr 22, 2015

Comprehensive patent legislation is bad for small business and entrepreneurship in America, and conservatives should join me in supporting only targeted change to deal with abuse of the system. Gary Shapiro, whose organization represents giant technology companies, declares that H.R….

by | Apr 7, 2015

Our country’s current patent system rewards confusion, rather than transparency. It is riddled with bad record keeping, and plagued by shady businesses practices that transfer patent ownership to shell companies that launch baseless lawsuits and kill innovation. So why is…

by | Mar 16, 2015

If Republicans want a shot at winning the White House in 2016, Congress needs to shift into high gear — now, not next year. The start of the 114th Congress has been less than encouraging. After more than two months…

by | Jun 4, 2014

When the founders established the U.S. Senate, they intended for it to be a check on the volatile, populist House of Representatives. This was supposed to be the “upper body,” where rational debate led to wise policy decisions for the…

by | Mar 7, 2014

Democrats and Republicans are battling to win the millennial vote, and so far the Dems are winning. Young people aren’t interested in a party that brands itself as the “party of no,” and they’re turned off by messaging about social…

by | Jul 20, 2012

The headline in the Hill said it all: “Romney’s $106M Haul Stuns Dems.” The fact is that Governor Romney is attracting a breadth and depth of supporters who are willing to dig deep into their personal pockets to support his…

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