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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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:28am
The New Know Nothing Party and the High Price of Willful Ignorance
Ignorance: The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed. Here in the 21 st Century the Republicans have become the new Know Nothing Party. Just as the original Know Nothings employed fear, bigotry, ignorance and hate to motivate its base, so too does the Republican Party. Look at the litany of the new Know Nothing’s commitment to willful ignorance.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:55am
The Real Debt Issue: It’s Not How Much We Will Owe, It’s Who Will Hold the Note
There’s a dirty little secret lurking behind the Republican’s debt and deficit hysteria.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 1:22pm
Voodoo Economics Redux
Despite gains made in the 2012 election, the US is in many ways running its economy using an operating manual written by madmen. Here’s list of five deadly delusions that are still seen as conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:40am
Land of the Free? Home of the Brave? Only When It’s Convenient
These days, it’s almost mandatory for public figures to laud our men and women in the military with praise and gratitude. “Thank you for your service,” rolls off the tongues of Republicans and Democrats alike.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 7:25am
Our Dumb Democracy: Why the Untied States of Stupid Still Reins Supreem
Astoundingly, Mr. Obama – the supreme pragmatist and compromiser – gave an inaugural address that was as strong a defense of progressivism as we have seen in thirty years.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 6:58am
Pain in Spain: Austerity Falls Mostly on the Middle Class, And Yet…
Scratch the surface of any austerity policy, and chances are you’ll see a bank protection program masquerading as good economic policy.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 6:35am
Fool Us Again: 30 Years of Bait and Switch Budget Politics
Once again we go to the cliff. Once again Republicans are threatening brinksmanship. Once again, Democrats are practicing preemptive capitulation. Once again, the media is missing the real story.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 1:29am
Reality's Revenge: Will 2013 Be the Year Climate Change Deniers Get Hoisted on Their Own Petard?
In 2007, then Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman, Rejendra Pachauri said: “If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.”
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 8:54am
Christmas, Winter Solstice, A Time of Renewal, and the Beginning of End of the World As We Know It
Scholars agree that the timing of Christmas has more to do with the end of winter than the birth of a savior. The evidence that people celebrated the death of winter is literally everywhere. Five thousand year old structures designed to track the sun can be found in England, Ireland, and the Americas; the ancient myths of the Druids, Japan, Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Crete, Greece, and Rome all speak of and celebrate the rebirth of sun as the days lengthened.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 2:52pm
Wanted: A President With Bush's Balls, Obama's Brains and Biden's Heart
Uhmm. Don’t look now, Mr. President, but you’re taking a mandate and turning it into mush. Ordinarily that might not matter much. The importance of the goings on inside the Beltway are notoriously overestimated. But as you yourself said, this election was an unusually clear and important choice between two fundamentally different views of government. And as you noted, the stakes were high.
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