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Nader Redux: Should Dems Fear Mike Gravel?
The political establishment has been doing its best to brush aside Mike Gravel, the 76-year-old former senator from Alaska-and fairly successfully so, until Gravel's appearance at last month's sleepy Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina. After challenging fellow Dems to end the war by...
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Nader Redux: Should Dems Fear Mike Gravel?
The political establishment has been doing its best to brush aside Mike Gravel, the 76-year-old former senator from Alaska—and fairly successfully so, until Gravel's appearance at last month's sleepy Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina. After challenging fellow Dems to end the war by...
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Panel: US Faces Change As Climate Warms
UNITED NATIONS - Chicago and Los Angeles will likely face increasing heat waves. Severe storm surges could hit New York and Boston. And cities that rely on melting snow for water may run into serious shortages.These are some of the findings about North America in a report by hundreds of scientists...
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Iditarod Deaths Stain Race's Reputation
Now that the last dog has crossed the finish line, Iditarod organizers are rushing to patch up "The Last Great Race's" tattered reputation after three dogs died and a veteran musher, Ramy Brooks, was disqualified from this year's race. Witnesses caught Brooks beating his dogs, one of whom later...
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Exxon's Shame
Alaskan wood carver Mike Webber unveiled his "Shame Pole" this past Friday in Cordova to mark the 18th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill , which devastated the area and ruined lucrative herring and salmon fisheries. The pole tells the grim story of the spill: sea ducks, a sea otter and...
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A Convenient Windfall: Global Warming's Big Cash Dividend
For years we've heard the bad news about global warming: ice caps are melting, hurricanes are intensifying, polar bears are dying all because we humans can't stop burning fossil fuels. What we haven't heard is the good news: we'll earn an enormous cash windfall if we fight global warming the right...
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Mike Gravel's Campaign
Last weekend, C-Span radio was broadcasting live the speeches of presidential candidates before the Democratic National Committee in Washington. I was listening in the car while running errands. Bill Richardson, the New Mexico governor, was holding forth when I ducked into a store. When I got back...
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