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Entries by Carl Pope from 01/2011

Learning from Africa

| Posted 01.04.2011 | Green

Tracking a large male lion (which we never overtook) behind a Maasai warrior/wildlife biologist brought home to me just how thoroughly Africa has scra...

A Century Without Fences?

| Posted 01.10.2011 | Green

Man is not the only creature that will need the freedom to roam in a climate-disrupted world. But it is only homo sapiens that threaten that freedom -- and the resilience and security it can offer.

The Conversation We Should Be Having

| Posted 01.21.2011 | Green

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit  was anything but a cheerleading session for clean-tech entrepreneurs. Yes, Elon Musk of Tesla was there, ...

Escaping the Black Hole in the Heart of DC

| Posted 01.26.2011 | Politics

Washington, DC — The black hole, of course, is the Senate Rules. Efforts to make major reforms in the Senate this week -- reforms that would all...

Fix the Senate? Not Yet

| Posted 01.28.2011 | Politics

Senate reformers, led by Tom Harkin, Tom Udall, and Jeff Merkley, fought an indecisive first round on fixing the Senate rules this week. The official ...

We Sometimes Forget Why Democracy Is Great!

| Posted 01.31.2011 | World

the reality is that the Egyptian regime has managed to prevent genuine leadership from emerging anywhere outside the mosques and its own controlled institutions.