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Don't Blame Climate Change Deniers

Sep 30 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

MythicAmerica is on a forced hiatus while I deal with health problems. But over 300,000 people in New York City the other day reminded us all that no one's health will matter much unless we take care of the planet's health. So I felt moved to polish up a previously unpublished column and share these thoughts with you: The old joke, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anyth ...
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Don't Blame Climate Change Deniers

Sep 30 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

MythicAmerica is on a forced hiatus while I deal with health problems. But over 300,000 people in New York City the other day reminded us all that no one's health will matter much unless we take care of the planet's health. So I felt moved to polish up a previously unpublished column and share these thoughts with you: The old joke, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it," is no laughing matter any more. It' ...
Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 

NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's Michael Gerson to Speak at Funding Confab for anti-LGBT Hate, Climate Change Denial

Sep 26 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In honor of the 2014 incarnation of the event known as The Gathering, I've given an interview with Jay Michaelson, writing for the Daily Beast, on what Michaelson has chosen to call The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't Heard Of. The interview covers findings from my ongoing research, as Director of The Center Against Religious Extremism (a project Twocare.org), tracing the sources of funding for the ongoing cult ...
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Global Investors Think Climate Action And Economic Well-Being Go Great Together

Sep 22 2014 9:27am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock Over 340 global investors who represent more than $24 trillion are now on record that aggressive climate action is the friend rather than the enemy of the global economy. According to a statement from the group, government leaders must provide stable and reliable carbon pricing policies that have real economic bite in order to lay the groundwork for the massive world-wide investment ...
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What would Braveheart do?

Sep 15 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: WND

No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. Already the British government has conceded that, even if the Scots vote for union, Edinburgh will receive greater powers to rule itself. Cheering for the breakup of the U.K. are Catalans and Basques, Bretons and Corsicans, Tyroleans, Venetians, Flemish, all dreaming of nations of their own carved out of Spain, F ...
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Paul Krugman blasts the right-wing “deflation caucus” for “being wrong year after year”

Sep 5 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: Salon.com

The Times columnist argues that the right's misplaced but enduring hysteria over inflation is ...
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Europe's Austerity-Fueled Depression Keeps Getting Worse

Sep 4 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Europe's central bank just slashed interest rates and launched emergency stimulus measures -- but six years too late, and not enough to counter the austerity that has Europe in a worse mess than the Great Depression. The European Central Bank surprised markets on Thursday by cutting its target short-term interest rate to basically zero. ECB also plans to buy a bunch of bonds to push longer-term rates lower, too -- an echo of the U.S. Federal Reserve's many rounds ...
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Will Increasingly Libertarian-Leaning Voters Sway the 2016 Presidential Election?

Aug 10 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Big Government

Recent polls indicate that libertarian ideas are gaining traction among voters, especially with "Millennials" under the age of 33, a group whose strong support was critical to the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. According to a February 2014 Pew Research Poll, only 31 percent of Millennials believe there is much difference between the Democratic and Republican parties (compared to 49 percent of Baby Boomers.) Even m ...
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Mitch McConnell’s Wife Sits On Bloomberg Board, Major Funder Of ‘War On Coal’

Aug 8 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell with his wife, Elaine Chao. CREDIT: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is part of the important effort to end dirty mining practices and shut down dirty coal plants in Kentucky and nationwide. What’s awkward about this is that her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is locked in a tight Senate race with challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — whom he has tried to link to the so-called ‘war on c ...
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