Horizon Spill Continues, Rome Burns, Nero Gets Out His Stradivarius

By: Sunday May 2, 2010 4:00 pm

Mass media, industry, and Washington, DC have begun their inevitable hysteria and gamesmanship as the Horizon slick steadily grows and threatens more and more of the Gulf coast.


Horizon Oil Slick Makes Shorefall; Disaster Writ Large Across Gulf Coast

By: Friday April 30, 2010 3:30 pm

The world appears to have finally woken up to the vast and steadily growing disaster that is the Deepwater Horizon spill. We are seeing the start of a slow-motion replay of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

The Progressive Movement is Officially Dead

By: Friday April 30, 2010 9:25 am

Just as the choice groups sat on their hands for the Nelson amendment in the health care bill, just like the Sierra Club remains mute in the wake of an oil spill the size of Delaware, there will be nothing more than progressive window-dressing in opposition to cutting Social Security benefits this time around. Any of these groups utter so much as a whimper in response to Durbin’s very alarming statement yesterday? Nada. Zip. Zero.

The idea that the right is more “authoritarian” and top-down than the left is absurd. Conservatives successfully organized to keep Harriet Miers off the bench for having an insufficient record, they kicked Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist out, and they’re getting ready to expel Bob Bennett — very much against the will of the party. The GOP had to get on board or lose the support of their base. Meanwhile, Democratic leadership still celebrates Joe Lieberman every day, rubbing our noses in it for ever having had the audacity to challenge him in the first place.

Initial Response of Environmental Organizations to the Horizon Disaster Surprisingly Tepid

By: Friday April 30, 2010 7:30 am

Initial responses from some major environmental organizations one might expect to be very strong have been very tepid indeed. Let’s monitor these various organizations over time and see if they earn their donations and membership fees.

Dems More Trusted on Energy Than Any Other Issue, Continue Pursuing Polluter-Friendly GOP Ideas

By: Monday March 29, 2010 4:20 pm

It looks like despite the tea parties, the stimulus, the media’s obsession with process and the so-called ‘government takeover of health care,’ Democrats are still more trusted than Republicans on seven of eight top issues.

Involuntary Victimization by ‘Voluntary Compliance’

By: Saturday December 12, 2009 12:44 pm

Masquerading as pro-business has been the tactic used by the criminal corporate interests that controlled Texas, then the U.S., over far too many years. Voluntary compliance was its weapon of mass pollution.

Green, the Color of Good Jobs

By: Thursday February 21, 2008 10:30 am

The union movement is turning green. Not with envy, but with an escalating sense that the nation must work to address climate change and that we must be part of the effort to create good jobs that also are green jobs.

Last December, an unprecedented delegation of unionists traveled to Bali, Indonesia, for the U.N. climate change conference. Of the 90 union delegates, more than 20 were from North America.

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