The Social Issues We're Sure to See in 2013

2012 set the stage for some promising social overhauls to take place in 2013. We’ve outlined the issues that are most likely to get lots of attention in 2013 and, after years of conversation, why this year is the time to act on each of them. We’re not saying that each and every one of these will find a conclusive resolution by 2014, but there’s never been a better time to act than — you guessed it — now.


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    Oil Dependence

    In August, Mitt Romney famously stated that, under his watch, America would become energy independent by 2020. While this was an ambitious statement, President Obama campaigned under the promise to provide Americans with safe, inexpensive options in the energy field. Politicians are hopeful for this clean (no pun intended) start.

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