>... the Chance for Real, Progressive Changeby David SirotaAlterNet (March 28 2010)As a progressive, I'm often asked if there is a real difference between progressivism and liberalism, or if progressivism is merely a nicer-sounding term for the less popular L-word.It's a fair question, considering that Democratic politicians regularly substitute "progressive" for "liberal" in news releases … Continue reading >How Liberalism Almost Killed …
>... for the Insurance Industry and Other Monied Interestsby Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Bill Moyers JournalAlterNet (March 28 2010)That wickedly satirical Ambrose Bierce described politics as "the conduct of public affairs for private advantage".Bierce vanished to Mexico nearly a hundred years ago - to the relief of the American political class of his day, … Continue reading >The Health Bill is a Bonanza …
>Clusterfuck Nation by James Howard KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (2005)www.kunstler.com (March 29 2010)Nations go crazy. It's terrifying when it happens, especially to a major nation with the ability to project its craziness outward. We look back on the psychotic break of Germany in 1933 and still wonder how the … Continue reading >Our Turn?
>by John Michael GreerThe Archdruid Report (March 24 2010)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyThe last several posts here on The Archdruid Report have focused on the ramifications of a single concept - the importance of energy concentration, as distinct from the raw quantity of energy, in the economics of the … Continue reading >The Logic of Abundance
>Guest post by Tim Nelson of the Outdoor Drum SchoolClub Orlov (March 03 2010)Announcement: For a limited time, you can get a numbered, autographed copy of a limited edition collection of Dmitry's essays by making a donation to this blog.Hi, I am Tim Nelson. I live out in the woods of northern Wisconsin, four hours … Continue reading >Your Gifts Better Be Edible
>Bjorn Lomborg interviewedby Tom Levitttheecologist.org (March 16 2010)Sceptic or realist? Bjorn Lomborg speaks to Tom Levitt about why his ideas on tackling climate change will actually help to solve the crisisTom Levitt: Are you convinced that climate change is both happening and man-made?Bjorn Lomborg: Definitely it is happening. I don't think anyone would say it … Continue reading >Carbon cuts have got us nowhere in tackling global warming
>by Dmitry OrlovClubOrlov (March 24 2010)[One-year update: I posted this a year ago. Right now, the Secretary of State, the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other American top brass are in Mexico City trying to spin this. Let's see if any of what I said a year ago needs to be revisited.]* … Continue reading >Bullets from the Drug War