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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Bill McKibben
A Grim Warning from Science
One of the things that makes Sandy different from Katrina is that it’s a relatively clean story. The lessons of Katrina were numerous and painful—they had to do with race, with class, with the...
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Beverly Bell
The Day after the Election in Woody Guthrie’s America
While all eyes and ears are trained on the elections, Woody Guthrie, whose 100 th birthday we celebrate this year, offers up another perspective on politics. In his poem “This Is Our Country,” he...
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Matt Taibbi
Hurricane Sandy and the Myth of the Big Government-vs.-Small-Government Debate
Quite a shock the other day to look out my window in Jersey City, and see the Hudson River rushing over what used to be the street in front of my building.
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Steve Horn
Merchants of Doubt Deny Climate Change Connection to Hurricane Sandy
Many serious, thought-provoking post-mortems have ensued in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which recently tore through the heart of the financial capital of the world .
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Sonali Kolhatkar, Vandana Shiva
Why Monsanto Is Fighting Tooth and Nail Against California's Prop 37
A new poll conducted by the University of Southern California and the LA Times has found that Proposition 37, the GMO labeling initiative has slipped a whopping 17 points since the last poll in...
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Nicholas Kristof
Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?
President Obama and Mitt Romney seemed determined not to discuss climate change in this campaign. So thanks to Hurricane Sandy for forcing the issue: Isn’t it time to talk not only about weather, but...
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Amy Goodman
We Are Not Powerless to Confront Climate Change
Millions of victims of Superstorm Sandy remain without power, but they are not powerless to do something about climate change. The media consistently fail to make the link between extreme weather and...
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Daryl Hannah
The Battle Against Big Energy's Rush to Ruin Our Planet
Extreme killer superstorms , historic drought , vanishing sea ice , an increase in ocean acidity by 30%, the
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Alec MacGillis
Romney’s Tax Secrecy: Did He Get Away With It?
In January, in a South Carolina debate just before that state's primary, Newt Gingrich hit Mitt Romney hard for releasing barely any of his tax returns: “Look, he’s got to decide and the people of...
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Mark Hertsgaard
Hurricane Sandy as Greek Tragedy
Never has a hurricane been more aptly, if tragically, named than Sandy, the superstorm that flooded New York City and battered much of the East Coast.
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