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The Case for a New WPA
by Kate McCormackposted Jul 12, 2010
- Is it time to bring back this Depression-era program?
But What About Embedded Carbon?
by Richard Conlinposted Jul 02, 2010
- Yes, you create emissions when you burn gasoline, but what about the carbon emissions from making the car?
Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway?
by Richard Conlinposted Jun 15, 2010
- Seattle is working to become America's first climate neutral city. But first, it has to figure out where its carbon comes from.
The School Lunch Revolution
by Mark Winneposted Jun 07, 2010
- A new book uncovers the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.
Health Care Economics 101
by Ken Fabertposted Jun 02, 2010
- When it comes to health care, everyone can't have everything right away. But we can make smarter choices that don't leave anyone out in the cold.
Reducing Carbon Emissions: Seattle Has Taken the Lead
by Richard Conlinposted May 27, 2010
- Looking back on 10 years of carbon reduction efforts in Seattle.
Reining in Wall Street: Round 1
by Sarah Andersonposted May 26, 2010
- Congress is about to pass the first financial reform bill after the meltdown, which includes small positive steps. But there are two key pieces of unfinished business.
The Health Care Reform Action Moves to the States
by Enzo Pastoreposted May 26, 2010
- Following the passage of federal heath care reform, many states take steps to implement—or improve upon—the legislation.
The Better Angels of Our Nature
by Kety Esquivelposted May 21, 2010
- Arizona's new immigration law offers a choice between standing up for human rights or looking away while they're eroded. Which side will you be on?
This Time, Equal Rights for All
by Sara Knightposted May 17, 2010
- LGBT people still aren't protected from workplace discrimination, but a bill under consideration could change that.
New Challenges for Community Clinics
by Tom David, Jane Elizabeth Staffordposted May 04, 2010
- Now that a version of health care reform has passed, what will happen to the institutions that have helped the poor and uninsured cope: community clinics and health centers?
Afghanistan: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
by Mark Englerposted May 04, 2010
- The time has come for a U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan. But is "Out Now" a valid response? David Wildman, Sunita Viswanath, and Lorelei Kelly discuss how can we best support Afghan national stability.
Of Wind Farms and Oil Spills
by Scott Gastposted Apr 29, 2010
- On Wednesday, the news headlines offered a stark comparison between two possible futures for energy production in America.
On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard Conlinposted Apr 22, 2010
- Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieauposted Apr 20, 2010
- For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.