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Entries by Carl Pope from 05/2008

264 and Counting

| Posted 05.01.2008 | Huffington Post

San Francisco -- Those of you with reverse-counting key chains know that I am referring to the number of days left in the Bush presidency. More eviden...

What's Right with Kansas

| Posted 05.05.2008 | Huffington Post

Topeka, KS -- Well, King Coal did its best. The insiders in the Kansas political world huffed and puffed. The Speaker of the Kansas House of Represent...

The Lords of Trivial Pursuit

| Posted 05.06.2008 | Huffington Post

You've probably noticed that one of the most visible issues of the Clinton-Obama race recently has been the question of a "holiday" from the...

A Good Day for the Critters

| Posted 05.09.2008 | Huffington Post

The past few days have seen two dramatic victories for wild places and wildlife. Both are a tribute to the grassroots efforts of Sierra Club volunteer...

Where in the World Is John McCain?

| Posted 05.12.2008 | Politics

What's really going on here is that McCain is once again trying to talk the talk without walking the walk. If you look at the three key ingredients in solving global warming, he's terrible on two.

The Real Villain in the World Food Crisis

| Posted 05.19.2008 | Politics

What's behind the world food crisis? Yes, the growing world population is a huge contributor to the need for more food. Yes, reckless food- and oil-se...

McCain's French Romance

| Posted 05.21.2008 | Politics

How does McCain justify his double standard for nuclear power? He says it is a proven clean technology, and cites as evidence France, where he claims nuclear power generates 80 percent of electricity.

The Web of the North

| Posted 05.26.2008 | Politics

Many ecological challenges could have been avoided. In fact, many could still be tamed -- but it will require thinking about their interconnection, not just solving each in the cheapest fashion.

'Let Them Hate, So Long as They Fear' -- Caligula

| Posted 05.30.2008 | Politics

"Who's afraid of a library book, a library book, a library book? Who's afraid of a library book, so close to the election?" I've changed the old nurs...