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James Howard Kunstler – Slouching toward Washington

By James Howard Kunstler Would fate permit it, the election of Hillary Clinton will be the supreme and perhaps terminal act in an Anything-Goes-And-Nothing-Matters society. Yet, even with the fabulous luck of running against a consummate political oaf, she struggles to get the upper hand, and she may land in the White House with the […]

August 29th

James Howard Kunstler – Zombies ate my Brexit

By JamesHoward Kinsler Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Wait a minute. They’re already dead. Brexit just reveals that not everybody’s brains have been eaten. A viral contagion now threatens the zombified institutions of daily life, especially the workings of politics and finance. Just as zombies exist only in the collective imagination, so do […]

Spotlight on green news – Murdering eco-activists; Rep. Cummings lambastes Gov. Snyder

By Meteor Blades OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  joedemocrat writes—Building An Environmental Movement That Almost Everyone Can Connect With: “I’ve wondered for a long time why the environmental movement hasn’t been more successful. While the majority of Americans accept climate science, polls indicate most people do not have a sense of urgency about it. The public rates climate […]

March 20th

Maine Caucus – huge turnout fueled Sanders victory

By Jeremy Bloom Bernie Sanders waltzed to victory in the Maine Caucus today, buoyed by a yuuuge turnout that busted records. Watch the Flint debate TONIGHT – we’re streaming it live then posting the video and transcript. But that huge turnout… is still less than 10,000 voters. This race is far from over, but Sanders […]

March 6th

Jerry Brown’s big bad ties to oil and gas industry

By Dan Bacher In the latest scandal to plague the administration of Governor Jerry “Big Oil” Brown, the Public Accountability Initiative on December 17 revealed that Brown’s sister, Kathleen, was paid $188,380 in 2014 and $267,865 in 2013 .to serve on the board of Sempra Energy. That’s the company responsible for the devastating Porter Ranch Gas Leak – called […]

December 19th

Government Cuts Don’t Spell the End for Green Initiatives

Since the global economic crash and subsequent slow recovery millions of cuts have been made by governments around the world, often to public sector services. In such difficult times it would come as no surprise for environmental projects to receive the same treatment but that hasn’t always been the case. In fact many governments still […]

March 31st

Big agriculture using Congress to steal California water

Restore the Delta, a coalition opposing Governor Jerry Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, has launched an action alert to oppose the Emergency Water Delivery Act (HR 3964) a wish list for heavily subsidized corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. This misguided power-grab threatens to […]

February 4th

Sen. Merkley – GMO Frankenfish are not worth the risk!

By Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) When I first heard that the Food and Drug Administration was considering approving a genetically-engineered salmon, I got a little queasy. The FDA has never before approved a genetically-modified animal for human consumption. But it might just happen as soon as this week — even though the FDA’s review has been […]

November 9th

Japanese election: Pro-nuclear hawk wins

As I oft do, I let my optimist run over my realist. I thought the new political parties in Japan – formed as a result of  the people’s dissatisfaction with the old parties’ institutional corruption, pro-business and pro-nuclear power agenda – might gain control of the country. I thought the huge weekly demonstrations, unlike anything […]

December 16th

Foreign policy debate 2012: Transcript

Debate Transcript of the third 2012 Presidential debate on foreign policy. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Bob Scheiffer BOB SCHIEFFER: Good evening from the campus of Lynn University here in Boca Raton, Florida. This is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign, brought to you by the Commission on […]

October 22nd