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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.
Citizens United: People Strike Back
by Riki Ott, David Cobbposted Apr 16, 2010
- How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care
by Ken Fabertposted Apr 08, 2010
- When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
posted Apr 08, 2010
- With support from across the political spectrum—and historic leadership from President Obama—we are at a tipping point in the struggle for nuclear abolition.
A $67 Billion Victory for Students
by David Bollierposted Apr 01, 2010
- The student loan program was socializing risks and privatizing profits. New legislation will let students skip the corporate middlemen.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
posted Mar 26, 2010
- Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.