Views for 2013-05-25

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Jeff Biggers
At the Floodgates of Fracking in Illinois in the Battle Over the Climate Change Crisis
What happens in Illinois, doesn't stay in Illinois -- especially when you're dealing with the national ramifications of a combined fracking and coal mining rush unparalleled in recent memory.
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Christopher Brauchli
Gays and Corpses
Well ought a priest example for to give, By his cleanness, how that his sheep should live. — Chaucer, Prologue to The Canterbury Tales It was humanity at its best. Showing compassion for the quick...
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Cat Johnson
What The First Earth Day Can Teach Us About Sharing
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 was epic. The brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, it was the first event of its kind and it sent a game-changing ripple of awareness and...
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Sheila Bapat
Student Debt Is a Women’s Issue
Because student debt affects a large swath of Americans who struggle to build wealth over the course of their careers, it is primarily discussed as a class and an economic stimulus issue. But student...
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Jim Hightower
The New Crime of Eating While Homeless
Whenever one of our cities gets a star turn as host of some super-sparkly event, such as a national political gathering or the Super Bowl, its first move is to tidy up — by having the police sweep...
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Peter Dreier
How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?
Last month, the Walton Family Foundation, led by heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, announced an $8 million grant to StudentsFirst, headed by Michelle Rhee, the ousted chancellor of the Washington, D.C...
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Josh Stearns
Come Clean: Groups Demand Transparency from Attorney General Eric Holder
A day after President Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to review the Justice Department’s guidelines regarding interactions with the press, Free Press and a diverse coalition of civil...
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