John Atcheson

John Atcheson is author of the novel, A Being Darkly Wise, an eco-thriller and Book One of a Trilogy centered on global warming. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the San Jose Mercury News and other major newspapers. Atcheson’s book reviews are featured on Climateprogess.org.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:45am
Still Scared Stupid in the Age of Terrorism
Now c’mon Wall Street don’t move slow, why man, this is war-a-go. There’s plenty of good money to be made, supplyin’ the Army the tools of it’s trade … —Country Joe and the Fish, "I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag" OK, it must be said: As a threat, terrorism is a buck private posing as a four star...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:45am
The Curse of 'American Exceptionalism'
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Speaker of the Houe John Boehner (R-Ohio). Views
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:00am
Arsonists Posing as Firemen: How GOP Sabotages Government for Fun and Profit
Across the board, Republicans have been sabotaging government by a variety of measures, then pointing to the resulting – and inevitable – governmental failures to reinforce their Ayn Rand fantasy of government as inept and the private sector as the solution to all our problems. Doubt that? Well, it...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30am
Slouching Toward... Hell on Earth
In 1961 Joan Didion released a collection of essays titled, Slouching Toward Bethlehem. The first essay, “Dreamers of a Golden Dream,” contains the following: October is the bad month for wind, the month when breathing is difficult, and the hills blaze up spontaneously… Every voice seems a scream...
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There is little doubt that Hillary Clinton is focused like a laser on the White House. (Photo: James Martin/CNET) Views
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:45am
Hillary Clinton and the Future Failure of Progressive Hope and Change
Recently, Hillary Clinton allowed as how she’s been “ thinking ” about running for President in 2016. “Thinking” about it? Even a six year old didn’t buy that. When a politician says she (or he) is thinking about running, for an office, it’s like an addict saying they are “thinking,” about taking...
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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:02am
On Assessing Keystone XL: Set Wrong Standard, Get Wrong Answer
Recently, the White House reiterated that the test for approving the XL Pipeline was, “ … that this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution,” which is what the President said in his climate speech in June at Georgetown University.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:46am
Debunking the Conservative's Economic Boogeymen
Within the next few weeks, as the budget and deficit ceiling deadlines come closer, conservatives will start unleashing their five standard economic bogeymen so they can call for austerity budgets. Let’s examine their bogeymen, one by one. Bogeyman number 1: The deficit is exploding and needs to be reined in.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 1:56pm
Let's Have a Grand Debate, Not a Grand Bargain
The clock is ticking down until the US engages in yet another round of budget blackmail. The first milestone hits on January 15 th 2014, when the continuing resolution runs out, and the second will hit in early February when we again rub up against the debt ceiling.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:00am
Gross Domestic Product, Indeed
From the beginning, we knew that Gross Domestic Product was not a good measure of real economic progress. Even it’s creator, Simon Kuznets, cautioned against using it as a gauge of welfare.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 8:40am
Beyond the Food Fight: What the Mainstream Media Is Missing in the Budget Battles
The mainstream media is missing the real issues when it comes to the serial budget brinksmanship being perpetrated by Republicans.
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