Jeff Biggers

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Arizona's New Civil Rights Movement
Stumbling further into the quagmire of a national public relations disaster, drastic new measures by the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) officials have turned the “manufactured crisis” over the Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program into a troubling moral crisis for the city–and the country.
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Big Coal’s Dirty Secret: Breakthrough New Study on Longwall Mining Regulatory Failure and Ruin in Pennsylvania
A game-changing new independent study released today by the national Citizens Coal Council underscores one of our nation’s most overlooked environmental crises and darkest energy secrets in Pennsylvania and a dozen states in the heartland and the West: Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coa
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Nation Celebrates Arizona Cesar Chavez, As AZ Launches Air Posse
On the eve of Arizona’s most famous native son’s celebrated birthday, Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio unveiled his latest media stunt, the war-time invoking Operation Desert Sky- -a 30-plane air posse of armed volunteers to track Mexican smugglers.
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Monday, March 28, 2011
All the President's (Coal) Men
What really happened in Wyoming last week? Perhaps we should ask billionaire coal hauler Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha."
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Love Mountains and Miners? Support a Coalfields Regeneration Fund
A 42-year-old coal miner in southern Illinois recently asked me a question I couldn't answer: Who took Van Jones' job in the Obama administration as the green jobs administrator?
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Monday, February 28, 2011
Legislators Are Going to Unbelievable Lengths to Gouge Clean Water Laws and Cozy Up to Big Coal
Big Coal's backlash over the EPA crackdown on future mountaintop removal operations went from denial and anger to the outright absurd last week, as state legislatures conjured their own versions of a sagebrush rebellion and the new Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a sheath of regulatory gutting amendments to its budget bill.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Why West Virginia Can't Wait
As author/farmer philosopher Wendell Berry settled his 76-year-old lanky frame onto the floor of Kentucky Gov.
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Monday, February 14, 2011
One Love: The Nation Should Watch the Kentucky Rising Sit-in on Valentine's Day
Day 4 of the historic sit-in: Valentine's Day in the Kentucky governor's office.
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Friday, February 04, 2011
Arizona Gone Wild: Does New Bill Give State the Right to Overthrow Federal Government?
How did this latest episode in "Arizona Tea Party Gone Wild" get by the state's attorney general Tom Horne?
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Thursday, February 03, 2011
Yes, Virginia, This Dirty Coal Bill Is a Bad Bar Room Romance
Taking their cue from the widely disgraced West Virginia politicos and Big Coal lobbyists, some legislators in Virginia are courting a bad regulatory romance bill that could cost the state dearly -- the morning after.
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