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Kerry Offers Plan for a 21st Century Economic Strategy

Today, in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Senator John Kerry laid out a plan for a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class in a globalized world. His plan included universal health care, tax reform, green jobs, home ownership, and a renewal of the international labor movement. Note to the ’08 Democratic candidates for president… […]

U.N. Summit Urges Action on Climate Change – Bush Silent

As world leaders met in N.Y.C. on Monday for the first U.N. climate summit, the Bush administration sat idly by and virtually ignored the summit, except for a brief appearance at a “small dinner” on Monday night. With tales of rising seas and talk of human solidarity, world leaders at the first United Nations climate […]

Al Gore Has New Environmental Book in the Works

Following up on the huge success of “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore has answers of “what can be done,” to stave off Global Warming in a sequel: Gore is working on a new environmental book, “The Path to Survival,” that will be released as a paperback original on April 22, 2008, Earth Day. According to publisher […]

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The 11th Hour’

Yesterday John Kerry sent out an email from Leonardo DiCaprio to promote DiCaprio’s new film “The 11th Hour.” Kerry said in the opener of the email: Our climate crisis demands action, and to get action we need awareness and activism — so I’m really happy to see great work being done by people like Leonardo […]

Environmental Watch: Wants to Give Break to Strip Miners, Kerry Says It’s Bad Policy

The Bush administration wants to give a break to strip miners and “quit requiring coal operators to prove that their surface mining will not damage streams, fish and wildlife.” Under proposed new regulations that it will put out Friday for public comment, strip mine operators would have to show only that they intend “to prevent, […]

Gingrich Says War on Terror ‘Phony’

On Thursday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich broke from Bush and the GOP pack’s party line and said that “Bush is waging a “phony war” on terrorism, warning that the country is losing ground against the kind of Islamic radicals who attacked the country on Sept. 11, 2001.” Perhaps Newt has learned something […]

Remembering Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson has died at 94. The former first lady “championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson.” Johnson suffered a stroke in 2002, but she “still managed to make occasional public appearances and get outdoors to enjoy her beloved wildflowers.” I have a lot on my […]

Why Live Earth Mattered

I’ve just finished reading yet another review of Live Earth and the round of flat-eath, wingnuts who have used the review as proof that Live Earth didn’t matter, Live Earth was a success… yada, yada, yada. For something so unremarkable as some wing nuts bloggers have claimed they sure are raising a raucous about it. […]