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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Bill McKibben
A Great Day for the Climate Movement
Today was the day. Finally, powerfully, decisively -- the movement to stop climate change has come together. This was the biggest climate change rally in US history. By our count, 50,000 people...
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George Zornick
'Forward on Climate' Rally Sends a Message to Obama: No Keystone
Over 35,000 people descended on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday, huddled together against a stinging cold wind to deliver a message of opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Their audience...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Attention Humanity: Wake Up and Innovate, or Face Annihilation
I am going to be in Washington DC today to stand up for the planet. I have never been much of a protest person. I didn’t even go down to New York for the Occupy protests, although I followed them...
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Ocean Robbins
Is The Dietitians’ Trade Group in Bed with the Junk Food Industry?
The largest trade group of nutrition professionals—the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—has a serious credibility problem.
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Mijin Cha
The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class
One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, phased in over three years, and tie it to the cost of living so...
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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
Congress Responds to Move to Amend Grassroots Organizing with “We the People” Amendment
The growing grassroots democracy movement took another huge step forward this week when Congressional Representatives Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) joined Move To Amend...
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Seth Freed Wessler
Marco Rubio’s Impossible Task: Make Racism Palatable to Latinos
Marco Rubio’s been getting a lot of play lately.
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Stephen Leahy
Climate Rally Draws “Line in the Sand” on Canadian Pipeline
UXBRIDGE, Canada - The largest climate rally in U.S. history is expected Sunday in Washington DC with the aim of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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Karl Grossman
Retreat from the Beach: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Soon after Sandy struck, an OpEd piece titled “We Need to Retreat from the Beach” by Dr. Orrin Pilkey, a pioneer in what’s now become the science of shoreline dynamics, appeared in the New York Times.
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Eric Margolis
Hysteria Over North Korea’s Nukes
Are we about to be vaporized by North Korea’s nuclear weapons? Given all the hysteria this week over its third underground nuclear test, one would certainly think so.
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James Jeffrey
The Lonely Soldier and the Moral Scars of War
In trying to understand the ongoing suicide epidemic among soldiers and veterans a third factor in addition to physical injuries and PTSD is now being discussed: the moral injuries they bring back.
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Sticking It to the SEC
In our last episode of that ongoing Washington soap opera, “As the Door Revolves,” we introduced you to former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, pursuer of drug lords and terrorists, who left...
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