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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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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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 6:32am
Extraction Extremism: Connecting the Dots on Global Warming
Back in the bad old days of the Bush Administration in the run-up to the Iraqi war, conservatives spoke a lot about “connecting the dots” by which they meant taking data points that seemed disparate and separate, and linking them into a larger narrative that made sense.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:39am
Why Global Warming Will Be Far Worse, Far Sooner, Than Forecasts Predict
The International Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report on global warming – dubbed AR5 – is due out in 2014, but information is leaking out already, and once again, it is likely to be outdated on the day it’s released.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:28pm
Manning and Snowden: Necessary Heroes
Most of the debate around Manning and Snowden focuses on what they did and whether they are heroes, traitors, or something in between. And that’s exactly the way our leaders want it.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 6:18am
Government Works Fine, Just Not For You
Recently, Bob Schieffer ripped into “Washington ineptitude.” Not long afterward, Ted Cruz wowed the crowd in Iowa with an extremist anti-government rant. And Rand Paul is trying to make bad-mouthing government the key to the White House.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 6:54am
Pundits, Politics, and Plutocracy
There’s a new axis of evil in town consisting of: 1) the uber rich and powerful; 2) the massive lobbying/think tank/media establishment they fund; and 3) the politicians they’ve bought – from both parties. We the people are the casualties.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 11:36am
The New Social Contract — and Why You're Not Part of It
People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both. - Benjamin Franklin It was, I suppose, inevitable. For 225 years, we stumbled toward freedom and held tyranny at bay with a simple piece of parchment.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:57am
In Memoriam: Putting American Democracy on Sale
Well, another Memorial Day has come and gone. Another day when we were supposed to remember those who gave their lives to preserve our democracy by working ourselves into a shopping frenzy to get really great friggin’ deals on stuff.
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