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Political Agenda

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2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy 2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy
by Brooke Jarvis
100 days into the BP disaster, it's time to quit claiming that an economy based on fossil fuels is our only option.
WikiLeaks: Pentagon Papers 2.0? WikiLeaks: Pentagon Papers 2.0?
by Phyllis Bennis
The WikiLeaks documents tell us what we already knew: This war isn't winnable. Can they help us stop it?
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
Van Jones: Love Harder Van Jones: Love Harder
by Van Jones
Van Jones on how to put Americans back to work and pull America back together.
Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence? Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence?
by Katherine Gustafson
The Secretary of Education isn't the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning.
The Story of Cosmetics The Story of Cosmetics
What's in your shampoo, anyway? Annie Leonard explores the toxins in our bathrooms, and what to do about them.
Greek Mythology: The Real Story of the European Debt Crisis Greek Mythology: The Real Story of the European Debt Crisis
by Walden Bello
If ever there was a crisis created by global finance, Greece is suffering from it right now.
Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands
by Stacy Mitchell
Why we can't let this financial reform bill be our only response to the economic crisis.
Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block
by Christopher Hellman
For the first time in years, there’s serious discussion about the size of our military budget.
Health Care Happy Endings Health Care Happy Endings
by Dr. Ken Fabert
New Zealand's health care system still allows for happy endings. But what about the U.S.?
The Case for a New WPA The Case for a New WPA
by Kate McCormack
Is it time to bring back this Depression-era program?
But What About Embedded Carbon? But What About Embedded Carbon?
by Richard Conlin
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? Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway?
by Richard Conlin
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 The School Lunch Revolution
by Mark Winne
A new book uncovers the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.
Health Care Economics 101 Health Care Economics 101
by Ken Fabert
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.
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