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  • Jobs versus health: a false choice

    Jobs versus health: a false choice
    Why are power plants worth more than the health of 140,000 Maryland children afflicted with asthma? What about pregnant women eating mercury-tainted fish from the Chesapeake Bay? How could their risk be scored so low compared to a utility plant's profit?
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...

    Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers

     Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years. One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...

    Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of...

    Senator Says God won't Save Us from Climate Change Doom

    Senator Says God won't Save Us from Climate Change Doom
    Michael McAuliff writes for the Huffington Post about Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's rebuttal to those who contend God would never allow mankind to destroy the planet:  Although Whitehouse did not name names, some of his Senate colleagues could be counted as...