Blair Forlaw
Blair Forlaw

Blair Forlaw is an economic development freelancer with a special interest in talent development and the changing world of work. She supports business, government, professional organizations, and non-profits in crafting new approaches to workforce challenges. Blair is a member of No Labels, a national movement of nearly 500,000 citizens who are pushing back on hyper-partisanship with an action plan to restore common-sense, bi-partisan problem-solving in Washington.

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Aug. 14, 2012

3 Men Who Are Donating Mind Blowing Sums to Mitt Romney

32 of America’s richest people – 8% of the Forbes 400 – have donated to the Mitt Romney-backing Super PAC, Restore Our Future. Get to know the top 3.

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Aug. 1, 2012

Hedge Fund GOP Billionaires, and the People You Did Not Expect to Champion Gay Marriage

Growing support for same-sex marriage among Republicans, African-Americans, and Millennials will make a big difference this fall.
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July 19, 2012

6 Most Important Congressional Districts to Watch for in Election 2012

Things may be heating up in the presidential race, but there are plenty of fireworks in congressional districts all across the map.
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July 3, 2012

Maker Faires Show Innovation is the Key Ingredient For American Success

Millennials, Boomers, Kids -- people of all ages are making order out of chaos with their own creations. Join the Movement at Maker Faires.
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June 22, 2012

Moderate Democrats Slam Party Leadership for Discouraging Compromise

Former Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Representative Bud Cramer (D-AL), and Representative Martin Frost (D-TX) muse about the forces that are driving both D's and R's to the extremes.
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June 21, 2012

Oprah, Sean Penn and 64 Million Everyday People Are Doing Good For the World

Sixty-four million Americans gave 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service last year. They're doing good in new ways for local, national, global causes.

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June 14, 2012

Obama and Romney Are Not the Deciders on Teachers, Firefighters, and Police

Does America need more teachers, firefighters, and police? More importantly, who decides and how do they know? The real deciders are not on the presidential campaign trail.
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June 9, 2012

End Citizens United: Supreme Court Urged to Stop Corporate Financing of U.S. Elections

Citizens groups across the U.S. are harnessing local energy this week to push back on the the Supreme Court's decision, Citizens United v. the FEC. Will it be David v. Goliath?
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June 7, 2012

Cory Booker, Joe Lieberman and a Short List of Politicians Busting Gridlock in Washington

Political polarization has stalled Washington in the face of huge challenges that beg for immediate and practical solutions. A few politicians are trying to break through the gridlock.
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June 4, 2012

3 Game-Changing Things Job Seekers Can Teach Us About the U.S. Employment Report

Now that we've absorbed Friday's employment report, let's get a different perspective: that of job seekers. They know the realities better than anyone. We ignore them at our peril.
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June 1, 2012

College Debt is the Scourge of the American Economy

It would be great if Congress got its act together to avoid doubling the interest rate on federal student loans. But what we really need is a longer-term approach to drive down college costs.

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May 26, 2012

28% Unemployment Forces Military Spouses to Get Creative About Work

This Memorial Day, let’s applaud a million women and men who don’t get the attention they deserve: military spouses. They have a 28% unemployment rate.
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May 24, 2012

4 Reasons Why College Students Don't Need to Study as Much Anymore

A national survey says students are cracking the books less than ever. Unfortunately, this study is measuring the wrong thing.
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April 12, 2012

April 15: Citizens Must Pay Taxes, Congress Must Pass a Budget

Taxpayers and Congress both face important deadlines in mid-April, but Congress will likely blow theirs off. It's time to call them out!