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Community Response to Disaster
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one thing is striking: the extent to which many of the best and first responders have been local. From Brooklyn down to the Jersey Shore, Sandy has left its mark. But now, stories abound of community groups shoveling sand out of living rooms, feeding and housing...
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The Secret of Bernie Sanders' Success
"We will not accept cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid," declared U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Monday night, at The Nation Institute dinner where the independent senator from Vermont was cheered for his absolute defense of programs that he argues must not be sacrificed to the austerity...
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Activitists Concerned Canadian Tar Sands Oils May Be Routed through Vermont to Maine
Plan could 'have cataclysmic effects on climate change'
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Sanders: Going Over 'Fiscal Cliff' Better than Bad Tax Deal
Senator says new Congress could recover 'in the first month or two'
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Over a Dozen Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Sandy's Path
Eight of these plants have the same design as the Fukushima plant
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Why ‘Frankenstorm’ Is Just Right for Hurricane Sandy
Watching Sandy on her careening path toward the Eastern Seaboard scares me more than it would have 15 months ago. That’s because my home state took the brunt of Irene, last year’s “sprawling,” “surly,” “record-breaking” Atlantic storm. I know now exactly how much power a warm sea can contain and...
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It Might Save Obama This Year, but the Electoral College Must Go!
Chances are growing that we may very well see a split in this year’s election, with Governor Romney narrowly winning the popular vote and President Obama taking the Electoral College (maybe by a comfortable margin). As I noted yesterday, the media hype over “Mittmentum” was false mainly because of...
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Rust-Bucket Nuclear Reactors Start to Fail
The US fleet of 104 deteriorating atomic reactors is starting to fall. The much-hyped "nuclear renaissance" is now definitively headed in reverse. The announcement that Wisconsin's Kewaunee will shut next year will be remembered as a critical dam break. Opened in 1974, Kewaunee has fallen victim to...
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New Jersey Becomes Ninth State to Back Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
New Jersey became the ninth state to back a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United on Thursday. The state assembly signed the resolution Thursday afternoon that "Expresses strong opposition to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission ; calls upon...
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Vermont Leads Way for "Farm to Plate" Planning
10 year plan seeks path to more sustainable local food system
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