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Entries from July 2011

Engage the Debt via Win-Win policies

July 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Engage the Debt via Win-Win policies

Sadly, we have seen the evolution (devolution) of the discussion of the nation’s finances to a battle over government debt. And, with a passable imitation to two-year olds screaming “no” when faced with a healthy dinner option (in this case, a mix of revenue enhancements (mainly through reduced tax expenditures) and reasoned program cuts), the […]

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A Filibreather for all of us

July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on A Filibreather for all of us

Monday afternoon, 25 Representatives stood to speak out against moves to devastate protections for America’s environment: from measures to open up the Grand Canyon for uranium miners to measures to eliminate monitoring of polluters. This two-hour call for sanity was a joint move between the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the Sustainable Energy and Environment […]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · environmental

Energy Independence Day Within Grasp …

July 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Energy Independence Day Within Grasp …

Certain days in the calendar call for different forms of reflection.  Today, the 4th of July, should foster sober contemplation of the strengths and weaknesses of American society; how and why it has changed for the better; and a somber understanding of where we have work to do in ‘the search for a more perfect […]

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Steel Interstates, Fast Freight, and Brawny Recovery

July 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Yet another guest post from the thoughtful BruceMcF laying out how a Steel Interstate program provides one of the most sensible national policy paths forward to address our intertwined economic, energy, and environmental challenges … and opportunities. (Right: Liberty Line) The Steel Interstate proposal is an effort to build Rapid Electric Freight Rail Tollways across the […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental · rail

What is 43? A Scary Number When it Comes to Himalayan Glaciers & Our Changing Climate

July 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on What is 43? A Scary Number When it Comes to Himalayan Glaciers & Our Changing Climate

This guest post from Steven D provides a perspective on Global Disruption’s impact in South Asia. I love numbers.  They bring a precision to information that language often lacks.  Like the number 43.  Here, allow me to let Mattheiu Ricard, a Buddhist monk and a scientist living in Nepal to explain the importance of numbers. […]

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