Noting that the federal government must lead the way in the United States' use of clean energy, President Obama issued a directive today to further reduce reliance on non-renewable sources of electricity. Through a memorandum, Obama ordered the government to more than double its current reliance on renewable energy by 2020. If the goal is met, at least 20 percent of the government's energy will come from renewable sources by then, with that number slowly rising up beginning with a minimum of 10 percent in 2015.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran. (Flickr / Asian Media)
Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of Iran. He's devout, conservative, and fiercely anti-Western. He's also an avid Twitter user.
Over the past few months, both Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have warmed up to social media, regularly using Facebook and Twitter to release statements, push agendas, and, in some cases, engage in diplomatic tussles. It’s not that different from how politicians across the globe use social platforms, but the Iranian case is unique considering the leadership’s long-standing public aversion to all...